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Tag: European Court Of Human Rights

Julian Assange: The Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice

The persecution of Julian Assange is about to flare again as it enters a dangerous stage. On Aug. 20, three-quarters of the Swedish prosecutor’s case against Assange regarding sexual misconduct in 2010 will disappear as the statute of limitations expires. Meanwhile, Washington’s obsession with Assange and WikiLeaks has intensified. Indeed, it is vindictive American power that offers the greatest threat—as Chelsea Manning and those still held in Guantanamo can attest.

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Court: CIA Tortured Wrongly Detained Terror Suspect

The European Court of Human Rights ruling is the first time the panel has deemed the CIA’s treatment of a suspected terrorist as torture.

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Crucifixes Barred From Italian Classrooms

An Italian mom’s wish for her kids to have a secular education provided the catalyst for a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to bar crucifixes from being displayed in Italy’s classrooms. Needless to say, the court’s decision didn’t sit well with the Vatican.

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