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Front Line Launches Report on Human Rights Defenders in the United States
Front Line USA: Threats, Attacks, Arrests and Harassment of Human Rights Defenders was launched in a packed room at the Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday.
The launch was opened by Representative James McGovern of Massachusetts who paid tribute to the defenders honoured in the report and linked the undermining of human rights within the US to the current discussion in the Senate on the Department of Justice's memo on the use of torture. The launch was co-sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights.