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August 12, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins When Ibtihaj Muhammad stepped onto the piste of Rio’s Carioca Arena, saber in hand, she had her sights on Olympic gold. In her first match, Muhammed deftly outmaneuvered Olena...
August 12, 2016
Senior Associate, LGBT
Last Sunday, Jamaica culminated its second-annual LGBT Pride with a family picnic on the beach. Members of the LGBT community, activists, and allies gathered last week for a series of events under...
August 12, 2016
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By Molly Wooldridge Thursday morning, Malaysian national Mohammed Bashir Bin Lap, better known by his alias Lillie, received his initial Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing....
August 12, 2016
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By Kristina Doan Earlier this summer the Center for American Progress and Fiscal Policy Institute released a report titled “Refugee Integration in the United States,” examining how well refugees...
August 12, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Bahrain’s Sunni-led government continues to attack the country’s leading Shia clerics. In a new development yesterday, Sheikh Maytham Al...
August 11, 2016
Part 2: Dominican Republic By Courtney Thomas "Being gay in the Dominican Republic is kind of a taboo,” a Dominican-American told me recently. The Dominican Republic is one of the few...
August 11, 2016
By Courtney Thomas Part 1: Jamaica As the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I have always been painfully aware of the deep-seated homophobia in the country. From the hateful dancehall music on...
August 10, 2016
Associate, National Security
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Tuesday morning, the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Mohd Farik Bin Amin, a 41-year-old Malaysian citizen. Amin has been imprisoned at...
August 10, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from Huffington Post. Money talks in Bahrain. In fact it never really shuts up. The ruling family continues to splurge on a series of vanity projects despite a growing...
August 09, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins This blog is cross-posted from Veterans for American Ideals. Humayun Khan was 27 when he served in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The Captain was universally liked among...

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