Human rights abuses http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24532/all en Court hearing offers lifeline to French woman jailed in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday will review the case of a French woman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, a conviction that has caused a long-running diplomatic spat with France.</p> <p>Florence Cassez, 38, was convicted in 2008 for participating in a kidnapping ring, but the legal process was riddled with irregularities, prompting criticism of Mexico's justice system and protests from France over her treatment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Human rights abuses Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:15:30 +0000 5738168 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-U.S. to lift ban on women in front-line combat jobs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-lift-ban-women-front-line-combat-jobs-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Decision to be announced on Thursday</p> <p>* Would be implemented by 2016, adds to Panetta's legacy</p> <p>* Military ended ban on gays, lesbians in 2011 (Adds context on women in combat elsewhere in the world)</p> <p>By David Alexander and Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will formally end its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles, officials said on Wednesday, in a move that could open thousands of fighting jobs to female service members for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-lift-ban-women-front-line-combat-jobs-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contemporary history Human rights abuses Military history Politics of the United States Security Social Issues United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:24 +0000 5738557 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-INSIGHT-Poland's investigation into secret CIA prisons loses steam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/insight-polands-investigation-secret-cia-prisons-loses-steam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats without change to text)</p> <p>* Investigation is one of only two of kind in the world</p> <p>* Poland alleged to have hosted CIA interrogation centre</p> <p>* Sources say pressure to stop case going to court</p> <p>* Trial could involve senior Polish politicians</p> <p>* Prosecutors deny bowing to pressure, say case still active</p> <p>By Christian Lowe and Chris Borowski</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/insight-polands-investigation-secret-cia-prisons-loses-steam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human Interest Human rights abuses Law War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:16:02 +0000 5740048 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Preserve CIA prisons as evidence, lawyers for 9/11 suspects ask http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-911-suspects-ask <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes to text)</p> <p>* New round of pretrial hearings set to begin at Guantanamo naval base</p> <p>* Five defendants could face execution if convicted</p> <p>* Defense alleges their treatment was "government misconduct"</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Jan 28 (Reuters) - L awyers for five alleged 9/11 conspirators who claim they were tortured in secret CIA prisons have asked a U.S. military judge to order that the prisons be preserved as evidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-911-suspects-ask" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Ethics Health Human rights abuses Politics Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:30:29 +0000 5740353 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Who's silencing Guantanamo court audio feed, judge asks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with censorship question, hearing ends for the day)</p> <p>* Pretrial hearings resume for five charged in 9/11 attacks</p> <p>* Audio feed is mysteriously cut during hearing</p> <p>* Defense wants secret CIA prisons preserved as evidence</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-preserve-cia-prisons-evidence-lawyers-sept-11-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Politics Presidency of George W. Bush Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:30:24 +0000 5740729 at http://www.globalpost.com Guantanamo defense lawyers want prison camp sleep-over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/guantanamo-defense-lawyers-want-prison-camp-sleep-over-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>* 9/11 defendants are held in top-secret camp at Guantanamo</p> <p>* Lawyers say confinement conditions may be a sentencing issue</p> <p>* Judge sheds light on who censored Monday's hearing</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/guantanamo-defense-lawyers-want-prison-camp-sleep-over-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human rights abuses Interrogations National security War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:15:17 +0000 5741321 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-EXCLUSIVE-CIA nominee had detailed knowledge of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes to text)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as a top spy agency official, according to multiple sources familiar with official records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Torture War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 5741368 at http://www.globalpost.com Remove secret censoring system from Guantanamo court, judge orders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/remove-secret-censoring-system-guantanamo-court-judge-orders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Courtroom feed was cut at mention of secret CIA prisons</p> <p>* Judge said no outside party has authority to suspend broadcast</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge on Thursday ordered the government to immediately dismantle the monitoring system that let outside censors halt the public broadcast of hearings for the Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/remove-secret-censoring-system-guantanamo-court-judge-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Guantanamo Bay detention camp Human rights abuses Internments War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:31:08 +0000 5741860 at http://www.globalpost.com Judge to US government: stop censoring 9/11 hearings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A military judge overseeing September 11 pre-trial hearings revealed Thursday the government had censored discussion of secret CIA prisons from outside the courtroom, and angrily ordered such censorship not happen again.</p> <p>The proceedings at the high-security courtroom where five alleged 9/11 plotters are to be tried are heard in the press gallery and in a room where human rights groups and victims' families sit, with a 40 second delay.</p> <p>This is done so a court security officer, or CSO, sitting next to the judge can block anything deemed classified.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/judge-us-government-stop-censoring-911-hearings-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human rights abuses Law enforcement National security AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:45:04 +0000 5742143 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Judge orders end to secret censorship of Guantanamo court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-judge-orders-end-secret-censorship-guantanamo-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Courtroom feed was cut at mention of secret CIA prisons</p> <p>* Judge said no outside party had authority to suspend broadcast</p> <p>* Defense wants probe of suspected monitoring of talks with clients</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. military judge on Thursday ordered the government to dismantle a monitoring system that let outside censors halt the public broadcast of hearings for Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-judge-orders-end-secret-censorship-guantanamo-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baloch people Date of birth unknown Entertainment Human rights abuses War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:45:38 +0000 5742301 at http://www.globalpost.com Former CIA head in Italy convicted for imam kidnap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/former-cia-head-italy-convicted-imam-kidnap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The former head of the CIA in Italy was sentenced to seven years in prison in absentia for the kidnapping of a radical imam in Milan in 2003 as part of the US "extraordinary rendition" programme.</p> <p>Jeff Castelli was found guilty by an appeals court in Milan along with two other Central Intelligence Agency agents, who were each given six years, Italian media reported.</p> <p>The three had been acquitted at their first trial because judges recognised their diplomatic immunity but prosecutors had appealed against the verdict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/former-cia-head-italy-convicted-imam-kidnap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central Intelligence Agency Crime Human rights abuses AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:30:06 +0000 5743222 at http://www.globalpost.com Censorship row fuels mood of paranoia of Guantanamo trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/censorship-row-fuels-mood-paranoia-guantanamo-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attorneys and detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have always been under close watch, but when a judge complained of a hidden censor it took the paranoia to a new level.</p> <p>On Thursday, the military judge overseeing pre-trial hearings for the alleged perpetrators of the September 11 attacks said the US government had censored the proceedings from outside the courtroom, and ordered it to stop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/censorship-row-fuels-mood-paranoia-guantanamo-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Politics Torture War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:30:41 +0000 5743229 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-CIA Rome chief gets jail term in "rendition" trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/ex-cia-rome-chief-gets-jail-term-rendition-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - An Italian appeals court on Friday sentenced a former CIA station chief to seven years in jail for the kidnap of an Egyptian Muslim cleric during the U.S. government's "war on terror" waged by former president George W. Bush.</p> <p>The Milan court also handed down two six-year sentences to two American officials for the same crime, the first of so-called "extraordinary rendition" operations organised by the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/ex-cia-rome-chief-gets-jail-term-rendition-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central Intelligence Agency Extraordinary rendition Human rights abuses War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:15:54 +0000 5743400 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Ex-CIA Rome chief gets jail term in "rendition" trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-ex-cia-rome-chief-gets-jail-term-rendition-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tried in absentia, Americans unlikely to serve sentences</p> <p>* Case involved kidnap and torture of Muslim cleric</p> <p>* Ruling may bolster attempts to shed light on CIA tactics (Adds CIA no comment)</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A former CIA station chief received a seven-year jail sentence on Friday for the kidnap of an Egyptian Muslim cleric during the U.S. government's "war on terror" waged by former president George W. Bush.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-ex-cia-rome-chief-gets-jail-term-rendition-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central Intelligence Agency Crime Ethics Human rights abuses Law Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:31:47 +0000 5743474 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare Iran infighting surfaces over minister impeachment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rare-iran-infighting-surfaces-over-minister-impeachment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bad blood between Iran's government and parliament spilled into open on Sunday over the impeachment of a minister, with heads of the two branches accusing each other of corruption and abuse of power.</p> <p>A majority of MPs voted in a heated parliament session, broadcast live on state radio, to remove the labour and social welfare minister, Abdolreza Sheikholeslam, for refusing to sack a controversial figure, Saeed Mortazavi.</p> <p>Mortazavi, seen close to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a suspended judge appointed as caretaker of Iran's wealthy social welfare organisation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/rare-iran-infighting-surfaces-over-minister-impeachment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human rights abuses Iran AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:16:24 +0000 5744673 at http://www.globalpost.com