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July 08, 2015
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By Theo Salem-Mackall  Late in the afternoon of June 28th, as Istanbul’s annual LGBT pride parade wound down, participants encountered a sudden assault from Turkish police forces. Armed...
July 07, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Last week Ashley Kaper, Managing Attorney at Human Rights First’s Houston office, spoke to Edel Howlins of Houston Matters, an area public radio show. During the interview she discussed the amazing...
July 06, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and beach vacations, some prominent Brits were noting a certain...
July 06, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog was cross posted from The Huffington Post: Nairobi--Parts of Kenya's capital are having a dramatic makeover in the weeks before President Obama's arrival at the end of the month....
July 06, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, six former British cabinet ministers joined a group of more than 80 prominent Britons to urge the Obama Administration to free Shaker Aamer, the last British...
July 02, 2015
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By Mark Fallon This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. No more delays. No more excuses. No more partisan finger pointing. It's time to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. America...
July 01, 2015
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By Jordan Dannenberg Human rights abuses are fueling the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL). Testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities...
July 01, 2015
Vice President, Human Trafficking and Senior Advisor to the CEO and COO
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In the upcoming weeks, the State Department will unveil its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Released every year since 2001, it’s intended to be a diplomatic tool for the U.S. government to use...
June 30, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat was assassinated on Monday, marking a serious escalation in the increasingly violent struggle against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. This...
June 30, 2015
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In Their Own Words:  "We are human beings. We are all just like you...walking the streets and other things. We come in all shapes and forms. Some of us are extreme; some of us are...

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