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September 15, 2014
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Top News Congressional ISIS Hearings Members of the House and Senate will hold a series of hearings this week on the administration’s plan to address the threat posed by ISIS. On Wednesday, the...
September 12, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Anyone who’s met Maryam Al-Khawaja knows she’s amazing. In 2012, Maryam accepted the Baldwin Medal of Liberty at our annual human rights Summit on behalf of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights for...
September 11, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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It was a question I was hoping for.  At yesterday’s Senate Foreign Releations Committee hearing for Bill Roebuck, President Obama’s nominee to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Senator...
September 08, 2014
Top News ISIS President Obama will deliver an address on Wednesday to detail the administration’s plan for responding to the violence committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....
September 04, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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This week, the U.S. launched air strikes against al Qaeda’s Somali affiliate, al Shabaab, apparently aiming to kill the group’s leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane. For the second time in two weeks, the...
September 03, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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The soon-to-be-released Senate Intelligence Committee report is expected to set the record straight on torture once and for all. But pro-torture dead-enders won’t go down without a fight. In the...
September 03, 2014
Associate Attorney, Refugee Representation
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During the refugee crisis at the Southern border, the press has focused on the unaccompanied children, but hundreds of mothers with young children have also been apprehended. The U.S. government is...
September 02, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. A day spent working with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja is likely to be kinetic. I’ve had the privilege of trying to keep up with...
September 02, 2014
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Top News Ukraine Tops NATO Agenda President Obama leaves today for a four-day trip that will include a high-profile meeting in Tallinn with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and the...
August 29, 2014
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By Faria Rehman This week, the world lost one of the most influential pioneers of the Egyptian uprising of the 1980’s, human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam. His lifelong dedication to freedom...

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