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Human rights abuses: Bush’s policies continued

6 March 2010   Helen Patterson & Rupen Savoulian In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre, Republican President George W. Bush launched illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush enacted “anti-terrorism” policies under which people could be labelled “terror suspects” without evidence and abducted, jailed and tortured in secret. “Extraord ...

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Pakistan Fails Miserably to Protect its People from the United States

March 6, 2010   EDITORIAL The NATION Qamar Zaman Kaira, the minister for Information and Broadcasting, shot his mouth off during a meeting with journalists the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. It was really shocking to hear him say that the government wouldn't ask the U.S. to repatriate her. His comment flies in the face of popular sentiment and greatly embarrasses those calling out to have this haples ...

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Yvonne Ridley Press Statement on Pakistan Visit

Feb 28 2010   Statement from Yvonne Ridley (Lahore, Pakistan ) I have come here today to speak to the government’s opposition parties in Pakistan – and the only opposition i see is the vibrant, challenging and independent media of this great country. With the exception of Imran Khan, Tehreek e Insaf, Jamaat Islami and a few others, no one seems prepared to really challenge the Pakistan gove ...

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Feb 28 2010   (Lord Nazir ) I would like to thank Imran Khan and Sister Yvonne Ridley for raising Dr Aafia's case at the international level and campaigning for her release. I was first approached by Sister Yvonne Ridley in Mid July 2009 , when I put down some written questions from Her Majesty's Government related to Dr Aafia Siddiqui , Prisoner 650 and the Grey Lady of Baghram. She was char ...

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