Shame on Cuba: Blind Eye to Human Trafficking

“If the girls give me trouble I hurt them.” These are the words of human trafficker Aktham Zuhair Salem Madanat. Known for trafficking girls from Cuba to the United Kingom, Madanat had no qualms about openly discussing how he lured 10- and 11-year-old girls into the sex trade. In fact, Madanat is one of many […]

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Defense Dept. Docs Express Concerns about Release of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

Washington (CNSNews.com) – Pentagon documents made public on Wednesday by a government watchdog group show the Bush administration’s concerns that prisoners released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would put American lives at risk. The documents, all from the Bush era, come at a time when Obama administration officials have given mixed messages about closing […]

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Erdogan Accepts “Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights”

by Daniel Pipes February 28, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online The slogan of the “Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights” is “As the sun shines for everyone, freedom is a right for everyone.” Lovely, no, especially at a moment when Qaddafi’s war planes are raining down death and destruction on his own subject people […]

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Missing the Point on Human Rights

The Norwegian Nobel Committee held its annual awards ceremony last week in Oslo, where it intended to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese intellectual and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Still imprisoned, Liu was prevented from traveling to Oslo to participate […]

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