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March 19, 2019
The first two years of the Trump Administration have seen an onslaught of attacks against asylum seekers. In response, Human Rights First’s Senior Director of Refugee Protection, Eleanor...
March 15, 2019
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By Ingrid Schultz Last week pre-trial hearings briefly resumed for the military commission prosecution of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi. Pre-trial hearings have been continuously constrained by his spinal...
February 28, 2019
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By Alexa Potter Tuesday morning, I attended the Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing for Guantanamo detainee Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj, a 44-year-old Yemeni detained since September 2004. But it...
February 27, 2019
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Today, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) at its hearing on “The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Assessment.” In...
February 26, 2019
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The 18-year-old Egyptian was arrested for excessive partying, imprisoned, and tortured. Guards suspended him from the ceiling, flogged, and electrocuted him. Shortly after, a recently released...
February 11, 2019
Friday marked the deadline for President Trump to report to leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who the U.S. government believes is responsible for the pre-meditated murder of Jamal...
February 07, 2019
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo decided to weigh in on the crisis in Venezuela, tweeting that the Maduro government is “destroying” the country and that its people “have suffered...
February 06, 2019
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By Joy Bagwell This past week, the alleged 9/11 masterminds sat for their 33rd round of pre-trial hearings in the Guantanamo Bay military commissions system. The five defendants—Khalid Sheik...
February 01, 2019
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By Alexa Potter This Tuesday morning, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Said Bin Brahim Bin Umran Bakush. Bakush, a 48-year-old Algerian national who has been...
January 23, 2019
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The Trump-McConnell bill—the "End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act"—is nothing more than a hateful anti-immigration wish list, designed to hold the nation hostage in exchange for extremely...



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