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Oct 18, 2013 US drone strikes violate international law, says UN: Report says 33 CIA attacks led to civilian deaths and casualties and says US protocols are 'hurdle to transparency'

QUOTE: A United Nations investigation has so far identified 33 drone strikes around the world that have resulted in civilian casualties and may have violated international humanitarian law. The report by the UN's special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC, calls on the US to declassify information about operations co-ordinated by the CIA and clarify its positon on the legality of unmanned aerial attacks.

Guardian Unlimited
Oct 25, 2011 Death of U.S. teenager in drone strike stokes debate

QUOTE: 'Proportionality' is at the heart of the it acceptable in law to carry out an attack against an identified terrorist suspect where others in his immediate vicinity - whose identities are unknown - are likely to be killed or injured?...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 10, 2011 Yemen: Thousands of women demonstrate, dozens injured

QUOTE: Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens of women were injured after gangs attacked during a march in her honor...

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 30, 2011 U.S. drone killing of American al-Awlaki prompts legal, moral debate

QUOTE: The U.S. drone killing of American-born and -raised Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a major figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has re-energized a national debate over the legal and moral quandaries of a government deliberately killing a citizen.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 05, 2011 U.S. to Prosecute a Somali Suspect in Civilian Court

QUOTE: The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it would prosecute in civilian court a Somali accused of ties to two Islamist militant groups. The decision to fly the man to New York for trial, after interrogating him for months aboard a United States naval vessel, is likely to reignite debate about the detention and prosecution of terrorism suspects.

New York Times
Jan 31, 2010 Obama admnistration takes several wrong paths in dealing with terrorism

QUOTE: Some may celebrate that the current Justice Department's perspective on the war on terrorism has become markedly more dominant in the past year. We should probably understand the implications of that before we break out the champagne. That apparently no one recommended on Christmas Day that Abdulmutallab be handled, at least for a time, as an enemy combatant should be concerning.

Washington Post
Dec 21, 2008 Extradition Of Terror Suspects Founders: Al-Qaeda Suspects Remain in Britain Years After Arrests

QUOTE: a decade later, none of the defendants has moved any closer to a U.S. courtroom....Britain and other allies have long complained about Guantanamo, the tribunals and extralegal U.S. tactics used to fight al-Qaeda. At the same time, however, they have often blocked or resisted efforts by the U.S. government to prosecute accused terrorists in federal court.

Washington Post
Aug 22, 2008 Yemen confronts plight of child brides: Widespread poverty and deep-rooted tradition keep young girls at risk for early marriage.

QUOTE: UNICEF warns that soaring inflation rates and high food prices threaten to turn increasing numbers of young girls into child brides, as families struggle to survive.

Christian Science Monitor
May 04, 2008 Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels

QUOTE: Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors, all the defendants convicted in the attack have escaped from prison or been freed by Yemeni officials.

Washington Post
Nov 09, 2007 Finland's Gun Culture Facing New Questions: Details of Deadly School Shooting Released

QUOTE: Now, news that an 18-year-old used one of the country's easily available handguns to kill eight people in a suburban high school less than an hour's drive north of here has some Finns wondering if the country's gun laws should be tightened.

Washington Post
Jun 13, 2007 Yemeni Languishes at Guantanamo Long After U.S. Approved Release: Dispute over Citizenship Leaves Saudi-Born Detainee in Legal Limbo

QUOTE: In the legal netherworld that the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has represented since it was opened in 2002, Mohammed, once a cook for the Taliban in Afghanistan, remains stuck in a limbo of mistaken identities, bureaucratic inertia and official neglect. In the eyes of his lawyers, the young Yemeni's case is an indictment of a which a man who faces no charge and no sentence remains deprived of the freedom he was granted more than a year ago.

Washington Post
Apr 30, 2006 U.S. Says It Fears Detainee Abuse in Repatriation

QUOTE: A long-running effort by the Bush administration to send home many of the terror suspects held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been stymied in part because of concern among United States officials that the prisoners may not be treated humanely by their own governments...

New York Times
Jan 08, 2003 After 50-year fight, women get the gavel

QUOTE: "But it's not just a matter of women judges.... Will she rule on behalf of women's rights, or will she perpetuate polygamy and other backwards ways of thinking?"

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 19, 2002 US wants no bail for N.Y. men

QUOTE: Assistant US Attorney William Hochul yesterday urged a judge to deny bail to six men, all US citizens of Yemeni descent, during a lengthy hearing in US District Court here, saying that the men are connected to Al Qaeda and pose a danger to their community.

Boston Globe
Feb 28, 2002 Top Senate Democrats Question Bush's Handling of War Efforts

QUOTE: ...the Senate majority leader and two powerful committee chairman are questioning whether the White House is expanding its military effort without a clear explanation of its aims.

New York Times
Nov 10, 2001 Longer Visa Waits for Arabs; Stir Over U.S. Eavesdropping

QUOTE: groups and organizations representing American Muslims said the new requirements amounted to profiling by religion or nationality, a shift to methods they called antithetical to American values....Robert E. Hirshon, the president of the American Bar Association, said that the new eavesdropping regulation clearly violated the Constitution's guarantees...

New York Times
Oct 31, 2001 Muslims Call for Fighting Cease-fire

QUOTE: Indeed, some detect a double standard in asking the alliance to hold back. "Traditionally, there have been wars that have been fought by Arab nations during Ramadan"...

New York Times
Aug 21, 2001 F.B.I.'s Inquiry in Cole Attack Nearing a Halt

QUOTE: More than 10 months after two Arabic-speaking suicide bombers attacked the destroyer Cole in Aden, killing 17 American sailors, an F.B.I. investigation has virtually ground to a halt...

New York Times
Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'


QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...

Washington Law & Politics