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Gillard's gift of four war planes Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Picture: AP/Dita Alangkara. Source: AP FOUR RAAF Hercules worth an estimated $30 million will be given to Indonesia for humanitarian work. And a further three, high-speed naval intercept vessels will be deployed to Indonesian waters to launch a new offensive against people smugglers. National Security Bureau Prof. Stanisław Koziej, PhD, Secretary of State - Head of the National Security Bureau - Contact: phone: +48 22 695 18 00 fax: +48 22 695 18 01 email: bbn@bbn.gov.pl Born in 1943 in Glinnik near Lublin, Gen. Stanisław Koziej graduated from the Mechanised Forces Military Academy in Wrocław (1965) and The Academy of the General Staff of the Polish Army in Warsaw (1973).

Russia: Human Rights Climate Unrecognizable from a Decade Ago (Moscow) – Dramatic deterioration in the past decade has made Russia’s human rights landscape virtually unrecognizable, Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said at a news conference in Moscow today. Roth is on his first visit to the country since May 2005. “Starting in the early 2000s, many in Russia have been wary about increasing pressure on critics, but now there is full alarm about autocratic rule,” Roth said. “The rights retrenchment has been most pronounced following Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012.” Critics of Putin’s rule have borne the brunt of the government’s crackdown, Roth said. Independent human rights groups have been particularly targeted, initially by burying them in bureaucracy.

Petition: The Australian Government and the Australian Human Rights Commission: Respect Schapelle Corby's Human Rights! I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Australian Government and the Australian Human Rights Commission. ----------------Respect Schapelle Corby's Human Rights! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 5. Jerzy Szmajdziński Grave of Jerzy Szmajdziński in Wilanów Jerzy Andrzej Szmajdziński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ ʂmajˈdʑiɲskʲi], April 9, 1952 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish politician who was a Vice-Marshal of Polish Sejm and previously served as Minister of Defence. He was a candidate for President of Poland in the 2010 election. Szmajdziński graduated from the Wrocław University of Economics.

Human Rights Watch: U.S. laws defy basic rules of justice Momentum to reduce mass incarceration continues to rise as a variety of U.S. laws that require disproportionately severe punishment defy basic rules of justice, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Legislators for years have passed laws that ignore other forms of punishment in favor of incarceration, according to Nation Behind Bars: A Human Rights Solution, a 36-page report published Tuesday. Nearly three decades of harsh sentencing laws have left the country with more than 2.2 million men and women behind bars, most for nonviolent crimes. Penal criminal justice policies have been the preferred fix to a range of social problems for at least 30 years, the report said. The behavior includes drug trafficking, increases in illegal immigration and youth crime, growing economic inequality, and an eroded safety net. More than half – 53% – of inmates in state prisons with a sentence of at least a year serve time for a nonviolent offense, such as low-level drug dealing.

CIA prison in Poland Poland is under increasing pressure to investigate fully whether the CIA operated secret torture and detention facilities in Stare Kiejkuty. As Peter Kemp predicted, the European Parliament has now intervened. In a resolution from the eighth of June it says that it: "5. Reiterates its call to the US authorities to review the military commissions system to ensure fair trials, to close Guantánamo, to prohibit in any circumstances the use of torture, ill-treatment, incommunicado detention, indefinite detention without trial and enforced disappearances, and reminds the EU institutions and Member States of their duty not to collaborate in, or cover up, such acts prohibited by international, European and national law;" "7.

Senate Panel Faces New Obstacle to Release of Torture Report - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday faced a new obstacle in its efforts to make public its report on the torture of prisoners once held by the after last-minute warnings from the Obama administration that the report’s release could ignite new unrest in the Middle East and put American hostages at risk. The warnings were delivered on Friday during a phone call between Secretary of State and Senator , the California Democrat who leads the committee. According to congressional officials, Mr. Kerry warned that allies were concerned that the report could incite violence in the Middle East.

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