February 8, 1991 |
The human rights organization Amnesty International said a U.S. soldier imprisoned after he refused to help prepare supplies for troops in Saudi Arabia is "a prisoner of conscience" and should be released immediately. In calling for the freedom of Sgt. George Morse, now serving time at Ft. Riley, Kan., the London-based organization expressed the fear that "hundreds of people claiming to be conscientious objectors may also face unjust imprisonment."
February 7, 1991
An American soldier jailed after he refused to participate in the allied buildup in Saudi Arabia is a "prisoner of conscience" to AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. Army Sgt. George Morse, 25, is the first American since 1987 to be so designated by the London-based international human rights organization. Morse, of Grayling, Mich., was found guilty Dec. 17 after a court-martial in Kansas of failing to obey orders as his unit prepared to go overseas.
May 28, 1988 |
The Soviet Union on Friday countered President Reagan's criticism of its human rights record with accusations of its own that the United States is a major violator of human rights and not in a position to judge any other country. The official news agency Tass, quoting an American human rights group, reported that the United States is holding more than 11,000 political prisoners, mostly Puerto Rican, Indian and black political activists.
May 18, 1988
Immigration officials ruled that anti-Castro militant Orlando Bosch, 61, is a danger to the community and ordered him deported. Bosch, a hero to many in Miami's Cuban exile community, served a sentence for a 1968 rocket attack on a Polish freighter in Miami, and was held 11 years in Venezuelan prisons on an unproven accusation he bombed a Cuban jetliner in 1976, killing 73 people. Bosch's attorneys are seeking a stay of the deportation. A hearing is scheduled Friday.