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April 29, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross-posted from the Huffington Post: Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh turns 39 today. She was kidnapped in December 2013 with three colleagues—her husband Wael...
April 28, 2016
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By Annie Glasser Last Wednesday marked one year since the start of the Golden Dawn trial in Greece. The trial, originally a remarkable effort to focus on accountability for the organization’s...
April 27, 2016
Associate, National Security
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On Monday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee interviewed Murat Kurnaz, a German citizen arrested by Pakistani forces in Peshawar, Pakistan in late 2001, and then transferred to U.S....
April 27, 2016
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By Leah Schulz Yesterday, Gitmo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman received his Periodic Review Board hearing to determine whether he represents a “continuing threat to the security of...
April 27, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross-posted from the Huffington Post: Ahmad Abdallah, a prominent human rights defender arrested in Egypt, is being accused by the government of a series of offenses including...
April 27, 2016
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By Annie Glasser Chama Mechtaly is a Moroccan Muslim woman with Jewish roots. She began exploring her heritage through art in an effort to highlight the ethnic and religious diversity in Morocco....
April 26, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
Civil society organizations around the world face serious pressure from repressive governments to curtail their work, especially if it’s human rights-related or otherwise challenges the status...
April 26, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently took steps to pull New Jersey out of the U.S. resettlement program, many other Americans are welcoming refugees. Utah is a prime example. A tech...
April 26, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: It’s emerged that leading human rights defender Naser Bin Ghaith, who was disappeared into the United Arab Emirates’ secret detention...
April 26, 2016
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By Timothy Meyers As Human Rights First’s Susan Corke reported last week, Germany faces an array of daunting challenges, from the refugee crisis to the rise of the far right to hate crimes. These...

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