Swedish Government Denies Asylum for U.S. Citizen Who Claims Torture at Request of U.S. Government

Documents show Portland resident Yonas Fikre met with FBI before his arrest.

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The Swedish Migration Board this month denied asylum to Yonas Fikre, a Portland resident and American citizen who said he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government.  It's unclear where Fikre, a Muslim man from Oregon, will go from here. But he'll have to leave Sweden for at least five years, according to the ruling obtained by Carl Larsson, ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 KATE WILLSON

ACLU National President: Portland's JTTF Stance "A Very Good Type of Weirdness"

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While we're waiting for City Hall's next, next move in the debate on whether to rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a civil-rights heavyweight weighed in on the issue Friday in Portland. Susan Herman, the national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, told the City Club of Portland the question presents some "very challenging issues of accountability and secrecy."Herman did not ...   More
 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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