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Letta Tayler

Letta Tayler is Human Rights Watch's Yemen expert and researches abuses stemming from terrorist acts and counterterrorism tactics abroad, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. Before joining the Terrorism/Counterterrorism Program in October 2008, Tayler was a journalist for more than two decades, most recently at Newsday. She has reported from nearly three dozen countries and has chronicled some of the biggest events of recent years, from the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the bombings of Tora Bora to the London subway attacks, the tsunami in Indonesia and the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama. Tayler was one of the first reporters to detail allegations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and has written extensively about detainees at Guantánamo. A former rock music critic, she also has profiled stars from Lou Reed to Britney Spears.