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April 20, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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Last week a former guard at the Berks County Family Detention Center pled guilty to charges of institutional sexual assault against a 19-year-old asylum-seeking mother who was detained at the...
April 20, 2016
Communications Associate
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As President Obama's second term draws to an end he is going to making many "lasts." His last ride in Airforce One, his last state dinner, and his last press briefing as president. This...
April 20, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Last week one of Human Rights First’s senior researchers was in Turkey, meeting with human rights defenders in Gaziantep, near the Syria border. Again and again he heard reports that the border was...
April 19, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Obaidullah, a 36-year-old Guantanamo detainee from Afghanistan who’s been imprisoned at the U.S. base in Cuba since October 2002....
April 19, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: On Thursday, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia to attend a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC. Obama’s purpose is “to...
April 18, 2016
By Meghan Hampsey Palm oil, timber, cattle, and soy are the top commodities linked to environmental and social challenges, earning them the moniker the “big four.” Allie Goldstein highlighted...
April 18, 2016
Associate, National Security
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On Saturday, nine Yemeni detainees were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Many had been there since the prison opened in 2002, and eight had been cleared for release since...
April 18, 2016
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By Gregory Felder Those who fear that accepting Syrian refugees will make America less safe don't have the full picture on the refugee resettlement process. In this video, Secretary of...
April 18, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top News Obama in Saudi Arabia This week President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including the heads of state from Bahrain, Kuwait,...
April 18, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday this week and attends a summit of Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) leaders there the...

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