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23 Aug
Experts Call for Release of Bahá’í Prisoners, End to Persecution in Yemen

In a letter addressed to Abdulmalik al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebel group, 19 ...

31 Jan
Trump Refugee Ban Sparks Widespread Backlash

Photo Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria Last week, the Trump administration issued an executive order to suspend refugee ...

20 May 2016
Iran: Rafsanjani’s Daughter Spurs Debate on Baha’i Persecution

Photo Credit: New York Times Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former Iranian president Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi ...

11 Apr 2016
POMED Event Notes – Saudi Arabia’s Regional Role and the Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations

On Wednesday, April 6, POMED hosted an event titled “Saudi Arabia’s Regional Role and the ...

30 Jul 2015
Highlights of the 2014 State Dept. Human Rights Report on Iraq

The State Department released its 2014 Human Rights Report for Iraq, which noted that the majority of ...

29 Jul 2015
Highlights of the 2014 State Dept. Human Rights Report on Syria

The State Department released its 2014 Human Rights Report for Syria, which noted that the majority of ...

16 Jul 2015
Policymakers React to the Signing of Iran Nuclear Deal

On July 14th, the P5+1 countries and Iran signed a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

08 Jul 2015
Highlights of the 2014 State Dept. Human Rights Report on Iran

The State Department released its 2014 Human Rights Report for Iran, which highlighted the country's ...

30 Jun 2015
U.S. Lifts Holds on Arms Sales to Bahrain

The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will resume weapons sales to Bahrain, which had been ...

30 Jun 2015
Highlights of the 2014 State Dept. Human Rights Report on Bahrain

The State Department recently released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014, and ...