WikiLeaks’ Assange, Civil Rights Lawyers & Activists Mourn ‘Campaigner For Justice’ Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner was ‘an activist and role model for many lawyers around the world,’ said one colleague who helped his historic defense of the civil rights of Guantanamo inmates.

Michael Ratner, right, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, thinks about a question while meeting with political science students at a luncheon at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

MINNEAPOLIS --- Michael Ratner, a pioneering lawyer with an influence on human rights that stretched from Gaza to Guantanamo Bay, died in New York on Wednesday from complications related to cancer. He was 72. As news of his death spread, a diverse range of people expressed their sadness over his passing and honored his legacy, including

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