Amnesty International Press Release
September 7, 2016
The government of Zimbabwe must respect a court ruling overturning the ban on protests in the country, Amnesty International said today, as the High Court issued its verdict allowing public demonstrations. Read more
We urgently need your help. Congress is voting this week on whether to prevent President Obama from closing Guantánamo.
There are still 61 detainees there. Many were tortured. And many have been locked away for more than a decade, without ever having been charged with a crime.
Congress is trying to keep them there – and keep Guantánamo open forever. They want Guantánamo to be the United States’s permanent offshore prison, to hold people without charge until they simply perish. Read more
Former UT graduate student Omid Kokabee has been released on parole, his attorney announced Monday.
A member of Kokabee’s family in Iran, who requested anonymity out of concern for their safety, said that Kokabee is feeling well and is eager to return to his scientific studies. “He is recovering very fast and as always, very lively to get back to science,” the family member said. “He is already working hard!” Asked if Kokabee might consider returning to the Forty Acres, the family member said, “He always loved UT. We have to give him some time to decide.”
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Background: Amnesty International USA
Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell held a press conference Friday morning to announce a new development in the case of George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African-American boy from Alcolu who was executed in 1944 in the killing of two white girls.
Read more: Post and Courier