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2009-04-28 15:55:00

Government Cannot Claim State Secrets To Deny Torture Victims Day In Court NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today ruled that a landmark American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. for its role in the Bush administration's unlawful extraordinary rendition program can go forward. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court dismissal of the lawsuit, brought on behalf of five men who were...

2006-04-05 10:40:00

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN -- Three men newly freed from jail in Yemen have given detailed accounts to Amnesty International that suggest they may previously have been held at a secret U.S. prison in Eastern Europe, the rights group said on Wednesday. Muhammad Bashmilah, Salah Qaru and Muhammad al-Assad spent 13 months in one secret facility before being flown to Yemen in May 2005 and imprisoned there until their release last month, Amnesty said in a report. It based its...

2005-08-03 18:49:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men now in a Yemeni prison appear to have been kept in secret U.S. detention facilities in solitary confinement for more than 18 months, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. The human rights organization said interviews with Salah Nasser Salim 'Ali, 27, and Muhammad Faraj Ahmed Bashmilah, 37, indicated they were victims of "the U.S. administration's policy of secret detentions around the world." "Their testimony will hopefully shed light on U.S....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'