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Letter to Obama Regarding the State of Siege in Guatemala

The National Lawyers Guild recently sent a delegation to Guatemala to observe the precedent-setting genocide trial of U.S.-supported military dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt and his advisor Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. In the wake of uncertainty over whether the trial would continue after widely criticized procedural developments over the last few weeks, we were pleased that the U.S. dispatched Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp to Guatemala to signal the importance of upholding the rule of law.

National Lawyers Guild Urges FBI to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges the Federal Bureau of Investigation to respect the political asylum status of Assata Shakur (a.k.a. Joanne Chesimard). The FBI has designated the 65-year old former Black Panther Party member a “terrorist” and increased the bounty for her capture from $1 million to $2 million.

National Lawyers Guild Joins U.N. Rapporteur Calling for Investigation into Roots of U.S.-Targeting Terrorism

The National Lawyers Guild joins Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and special rapporteur to the United Nations, in calling for an investigation into the causes of acts of terrorism directed at the United States.

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