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February 2017 ED Message

As I assumed my new role as the Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the communities I care most about braced for a new federal administration brought to power using fear, hate, division, exploitation, greed, and extraction. This new era in the United States is part of...
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USHRN Statement on the release of Marissa Alexander

Today, January 27th, 2017, the US Human Rights Network celebrates that Marissa Alexander was finally been released from house arrest, ending a nearly six year ordeal with the State of Florida. Marissa was punished for surviving and stopping abuse she was experiencing with a warning shot that harmed no one,...
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Senate Releases CIA Torture Report

Committee study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program
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Feinstein report: UN expert calls for prosecution of CIA officers and other US Government officials

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, concerning the publication of the summary of the Feinstein report on...
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United States: UN experts urge President Obama to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses

GENEVA (26 November 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged US President Barack Obama to support the fullest possible release of the report on...
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Tyrone West, human rights, and #udhr2014

This post is a part of the #udhr2014 campaign. Check out the campaign webpage for more info! Tyrone West was pulled over for a traffic stop in Baltimore on July...
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UN Panel Slams U.S. Record on Police Brutality, Torture, Child Migrants & Guantánamo

As protests continue over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the United States is facing pressure internationally over its failure to put a halt to police brutality. In...
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