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It is now widely acknowledged that after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began a global detention and interrogation program through which it tortured and abused prisoners. Yet the US government has failed to hold…
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November 15, 2013 Dear Senator: The undersigned human rights and civil liberties groups strongly urge you to support the Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal…
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Letter to North Carolina Senators

Human Rights Watch wrote to urge the North Carolina Senate to pass House Bill 585, which would bring all correctional and juvenile facilities in the state into compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The text of the letter is below…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20500 Re: Concern about hunger strike and stalled efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Dear President Obama…
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Letter to Florida Senator Greg Evers

Senator Greg Evers Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Committee 440 S. Monroe Street 412 Knott Building Tallahassee, FL 32301 Re: Senate Bill 1350 Dear Senator Evers: Human Rights Watch urges the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to oppose Senate Bill (SB…
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Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

On October 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch wrote to Governor Corbett and urged him to veto Senate Bill 850, which would maintain life without parole sentences as an option for child offenders. The text of the letter is below. -------- The Honorable Tom…
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Dear Senator/Representative: As organizations committed to ensuring that all students have access to an education unhindered by discrimination, including harassment and physical aggression, we are writing to urge you to support and cosponsor the…
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Letter to the Editor on Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Sentence of Juvenile Life Without Parole

Re "Justices Limit Life Sentences for Juveniles" (front page, May 18): To the Editor: The Supreme Court decision on Monday to prohibit sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders who did not commit homicide is a welcome recognition of…