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August 20, 2015
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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Call featuring:  Olga Byrne, Senior Associate, Human Rights First Daniela, asylum seeker from Latin America formerly detained at Berks with her child Dr. Benard Dreyer, President-Elect...
August 20, 2015
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
Last week as part of the Freedom Project, CNN published a piece on the use of technology in combating modern-day slavery. The article profiles innovative partnerships forged between Polaris, the non-...
August 19, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Next week will mark a year since U.S. ally United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrested two U.S. citizens - Kamal Ahmed al Darat, age 58, and his...
August 18, 2015
Associate, National Security
Mohammed Kamin, a Guantanamo detainee for over a decade, had a Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing this morning. The 37-year-old Afghan is believed to have been a member of al Qaeda, "...
August 14, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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News that Saudi Arabia has been approved for observer status at the little-known but powerful Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is more than worrying. The decision, says Saudi press reports, “Is a...
August 13, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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The story of Yemeni Guantanamo detainee Tariq Ba Odah is, in many ways, all too familiar: he has been imprisoned without trial or charge since 2002, despite the fact that the interagency Guantanamo...
August 11, 2015
This week Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First’s President and CEO, spoke with Jerome McDonnell, host of Chicago radio show, WBEZ Worldview. On the program, Massimino evaluates President Obama’s...
August 11, 2015
Senior Media Relations Associate
Public voting has begun for sessions and panels to be included in the 2016 SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival agenda. From now until September 4th the online community can vote (and...
August 10, 2015
Researcher
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been preventing the transfer of any Guantanamo detainee, even those cleared in a rigorous interagency review process by his own Defense...
August 10, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: We've all done things we're not proud of. At discos in the early '80s I'd dance a solo routine to Dexy's "Come on Eileen" - all rockstar...

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