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February 12, 2016

Blog Post

In the morning of February 13, 1991, just before dawn, U.S. planes dropped two 2,000-pound “smart bombs” on a civilian shelter in the Amiriyah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 400 civilians. The Pentagon was fully aware that the facility had been used as a civilian shelter during the...
CCR Blog
February 12, 2016

Blog Post

“Cops need to be held accountable for what they’re doing. They think it’s okay to kill people and not be held accountable. We should all fight for justice together, not against each other,” - Kimberly Ballinger, domestic partner of Akai Gurley, April 2015 Kimberly’s words remain relevant today, the...
CCR Blog
February 5, 2016

CCR in the News

... Wells Dixon, a lawyer for a prisoner who pleaded guilty in the military commission and is awaiting a chance to testify in the slowly moving Sept. 11 case as part of a plea agreement, welcomed that approach. "I do think as a general matter that if the administration is serious about closing...
February 5, 2016

Blog Post

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous consequences not only in Mr. Assange's case, but...
CCR Blog
February 5, 2016

Blog Post

This Saturday will mark 40 years since political prisoner Leonard Peltier was arrested and charged with the deaths of two federal agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Since that time, new information has come to light about improprieties in the government’s handling of the case, and...
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