Court Observers

The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has seven weeks left in office, but the Colorado Democrat isn’t prepared to go quietly — especially when it comes to the twin issues of CIA torture and government snooping. (more…)


Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home. (more…)

This interview aired on WCNY-TV Access Program at 11 p.m. the night before Dr. Dhafir was sentenced to 22 years in prison.  George Kilpatrick interviews Barrie Gewanter of the ACLU-CNY, and court watchers, Katherine Hughes and Julienne Oldfield.

No Justice, mercy shown in case of Dhafir and Iraq (Published, 2/27/08.)

To the Editor:

In reply to the question: “Do we want Dhafir’s justice to be America’s”? in the Feb. 21, Post-Standard:

I believe that when one is denied justice we are all denied justice. Lies enslave us all. (more…)

Thank you to the Post Standard for publishing Mohamed Khater’s letter.

It took a month of lobbying but the Post Standard finally published Mohamed Khater’s letter.  It was followed by this editor’s note:


This letter from Jeanne DeSocio, a vociferous critic of the U.S. policy of sanctions and a court observer at the Dhafir trial, was published in the Syracuse Post-Standard, January 11, 2006. (more…)

To the Syracuse Post-Standard. By court watcher Linda Bergh who attended most of the proceedings (more…)

Submitted to the December issue of the organizational newsletter “Connections.”
By Linda Bergh, court-watcher at the trial of Dr. Dhafir (more…)

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