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September 02, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. A day spent working with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja is likely to be kinetic. I’ve had the privilege of trying to keep up with...
September 02, 2014
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Top News Ukraine Tops NATO Agenda President Obama leaves today for a four-day trip that will include a high-profile meeting in Tallinn with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and the...
August 29, 2014
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By Faria Rehman This week, the world lost one of the most influential pioneers of the Egyptian uprising of the 1980’s, human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam. His lifelong dedication to freedom...
August 29, 2014
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
In a recent appearance on the Sean Hannity Show, General Charles C. Krulak, President of Birmingham-Southern College, calls on the U.S. government to make human trafficking a bigger priority....
August 28, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. It's a political prisoner's last card. Going on a hunger strike is a highly dangerous move, especially for people in fragile health....
August 28, 2014
By Robyn Barnard In a recent documentary, which earned her the highest award presented by the Girl Scouts, Rebecca Pober Citrin explores the realities of the growing human trafficking criminal...
August 26, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Last week Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) announced that he and I had been refused access to Bahrain. This move by the Bahraini government, just one month after they expelled senior State...
August 22, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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While tragic geopolitical events unfold in the Middle East, new reports on the treatment of LGBT people in the region are further cause for distress. A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three years...
August 22, 2014
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By Dawes Cooke The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral. Participants have the option of donating money to help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease or dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads before...
August 21, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Wishful thinking does not make for sound public policy. But the U.S. government so desperately wants to believe that new Egyptian President Sisi is on the path to democracy that it keeps telling...

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