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August 22, 2016
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
This week, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. This is one of the last opportunities for the Obama Administration to emphasize...
August 22, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins Though the White House is close to meeting its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, there has been ongoing resistance from some Washington lawmakers, state...
August 22, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top Items Private Prisons In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First called on the...
August 19, 2016
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By Faria Rehman Yesterday, Gitmo detainee Encep Nurjaman, better known by his alias, “Hambali,” appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the first time to advocate for his release. One...
August 19, 2016
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Last week’s transfer of 15 detainees—12 Yemenis and three Afghans—from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates was the largest detainee transfer the Obama Administration...
August 18, 2016
By Lewis Golove Survivors of human trafficking in the multi-billion dollar seafood industry filed suit this summer in federal court against California-based seafood importers that supply large U.S...
August 18, 2016
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UPDATE: at 7pm on August 23rd Bahraini authorities released Dr. Alderazi from detention. His next hearing date will be on Monday, August 29th. By Jude Ali Neurosurgeon Dr. Taha Alderazi...
August 18, 2016
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By Amy Morello The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened on Tuesday morning to discuss the case of Abu Faraj al-Libi, a 46-year-old Libyan national who is one of the 15 remaining “high-...
August 16, 2016
By Joe Jenklns Since 2009 the United States has honored its promise to protect Afghan interpreters and translators fighting beside American troops during wartime. The Special Immigrant Visa (...
August 16, 2016
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By Kate Horner Muslims in the United States and throughout the Western world increasingly find themselves defending their faith as they live in fear of retaliations for acts of terror that have...

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