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June 22, 2016
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By Elise Adams In early 2016 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stepped up enforcement raids, largely targeting Central American families. Such raids are highly problematic given that many...
June 22, 2016
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By Leah Schulz In Bahrain the past month has been marred with travel bans, attacks on opposition figures, arrests, and exiles. As the country returns to levels of repression not seen since 2011,...
June 21, 2016
By Meghan Hampsey Human trafficking is often viewed as a clandestine crime that only happens on the fringes of society. Yet in reality, human trafficking victims come into regular contact...
June 21, 2016
Associate, National Security
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The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to consider the case of Ravil Mingazov, a 48-year-old ethnic Tatar from Russia. Mingazov has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since...
June 21, 2016
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Top News World Refugee Day Today, to mark World Refugee Day, 28 of the nation's most prominent national security leaders, retired generals and admirals, and former government...
June 20, 2016
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By Elise Adams TED Ed recently published an informational video explaining what it means to be a refugee in today’s world. The United Nations 1951 convention officially defined the term...
June 20, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Exactly what’s behind the Bahraini government’s thinking in provoking a new political crisis is hard to read, but in the last three weeks it has...
June 17, 2016
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By Courtney Thomas On Monday a gay couple in Moscow was arrested and detained for laying flowers and a sign with the message, "Love Wins—Stay with Orlando" outside the U.S. embassy. The gesture...
June 16, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani. Al-Qahtani is a 40-year-old Saudi Arabian detainee who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay...
June 16, 2016
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This coming week, in honor of World Refugee Day, Human Rights First will hold a series of events to celebrate the lives of refugees and the inspiring dedication of those that are committed to helping...

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