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June 24, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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A piece in Sunday’s New York Times, “A Christian, Convert on the Run in Afghanistan,” tells the story of an Afghan Christian convert who sought protection from religious persecution in Europe only to...
June 23, 2014
Vice President, Communications
Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s foreign minister, as well as the country’s Shiite and Sunni leaders. Kerry is...
June 18, 2014
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By John Rodriguez In yesterday’s Washington Post, columnist Jennifer Rubin criticized those who believe we should not be on a perpetual war footing against terrorism (“Did we ‘end’ the war?”). Yet...
June 18, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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A piece by Julia Preston in yesterday’s New York Times examines the increase in Central American women with young children apprehended after crossing the southern border, and flags the related...
June 18, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Yet asylum seekers and other immigrants are often detained in jails and jail-like facilities and those who are released wait years for the...
June 17, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove As part of its anti-trafficking campaign seeking to disrupt the slavery exploitation network, Human Rights First is calling for accountability and justice for individuals who...
June 17, 2014
Senior Counsel, National Security
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It was all sounding very cloak-and-dagger. "I don't know what I don't know," claimed Cheryl Bormann, lead defense lawyer for Walid bin Attash, covered in a floor-length black abaya. "I don't know...
June 16, 2014
Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama Administration is willing to talk with Iran about ways to address the current crisis in Iraq. Kerry said he would...
June 12, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
In tonight’s HBO History Makers interview with Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and First Lady expresses her full support for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report...
June 12, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove In a piece for the Guardian this week, Kate Hodal and Chris Kelly share the story of Myint Thein, a Burmese fisherman who spent two years as a slave on a boat in Thailand. Like...

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