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January 22, 2016
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By Adelma Jakupovic Yesterday the Guantanamo parole board approved the release of Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, who was detained in Guantanamo for over thirteen...
January 22, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: The Bahrain government is hosting a human rights conference tomorrow. Yes, really. It's a bit like Lance Armstrong holding a...
January 22, 2016
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By Adelma Jakupovic Waterboarding. Sleep deprivation. Solitary confinement. Stress positions. These were some of the tactics outlined and authorized in a series of Bush Administration secret legal...
January 21, 2016
Associate Attorney, National Security
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In the latest round of congressional activity on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), last night Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
January 21, 2016
Vice President, Communications
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Top News Global Refugee Crisis Tomorrow the Senate will take up the American SAFE Act, legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of vulnerable refugees from Iraq and Syria to...
January 21, 2016
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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In Russia, the year started with both good news and bad news for the country’s embattled LGBT community. First, the bad. Persecution of NGOs working to defend the rights of LGBT people is as...
January 20, 2016
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
A recent Reuters report exposed the $500 million per year U.S. carnival business as a high-risk industry for forced labor and exploitation. The report focuses on former circus performer James...
January 20, 2016
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By Leah Schulz Last week the Bahraini cabinet announced it was raising the country’s price of gasoline for the first time in 33 years. The price of regular gasoline rose from 20 cents per liter to...
January 20, 2016
Associate, Government Advocacy
A gay couple arrested arbitrarily by police, a transgender man unable to get a job because of transphobia, and thirty-three transgender women killed since 2006 in possible hate-motivated murders....
January 20, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Clinging listlessly to the top of the pole in the middle of Tahrir Square the Egyptian flag projects absolute power, a signal of the old...

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