In May 2022, the Global Liberty Alliance Rule of Law and Legal Defense Fund (“the Global Liberty Alliance) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia on behalf of U.S. Air Force Captain Daniel Knick. Capt. Knick sought a religious exemption from the COVID-19 therapeutic mandate. Capt. Knick's request was denied despite several prior medical exemptions.
The Complaint alleges violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Retaliation, and Capt. Knick's right to equal protection of the law and due process as guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The complaint is appended at the end of this post.
GLA FILES religious freedom CASE: Air Force Officer Requests Federal Court Relief from Compulsory COVID-19 Injections
(Alexandria, Virginia) U.S. Air Force Captain Daniel Knick is reluctantly suing several U.S. government officials, including the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Air Force, for requiring him to take a COVID-19 injection despite his deep and sincerely held Christian belief prohibiting the use of vaccines, immunizations, and other medical treatments and procedures. Global Liberty Alliance attorneys represent the officer who has served his country for over ten years and wishes to continue doing so.
gla urges city of riverside to end its sister city relationship in communist china over the mark swidan case, an american held hostage in china
(Alexandria, Virginia) In a letter to the City of Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, the Global Liberty Alliance urged Mayor Lock Dawson to sever its Sister City relationship with the City of Jiangmen in the Guangdong Province over the unlawful imprisonment of Mr. Mark Swidan from Texas.
GLA joins the filing of a merits amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court by Advancing American Freedom (AAF) founder Mike Pence, the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), and 41 additional organizations and individuals in Kennedy v. Bremerton
The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) joined the filing of a merits amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court by Advancing American Freedom (AAF) founder Mike Pence, the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), and 41 additional organizations and individuals in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In October 2021, GLA was part of a group of amici led by AAF that filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear the case.
Global Liberty Alliance Announces Inaugural Awards for Religious Freedom and Freedom of Conscience - Cuban Liberty Warriors to be Honored Upon Being Released from Captivity
(Alexandria, Virginia) – The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce it will award its inaugural Global Liberty Alliance Freedom of Conscience Gritó de Baire Award to Ms. Donaida Pasiero, Mr. Loreto Hernandez Garcia, Mses. Lisdiani, and Lisdani (“Dani”) Rodríguez Isaac; and the Global Liberty Alliance Religious Freedom Award to Father Castor José Álvarez, Reverend Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo, and The Tejeda-Lescalle Family.
GLA, advocates and supporters from several nations press germany and the us to secure the release of german national, US resident from California, Jamshid sharmahd
Alexandria, Virginia - In a letter to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock an international coalition of human rights advocates, including former hostages held by Iran, pressed Germany to do more to secure the release of Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd, a German national and US resident kidnapped in the UAE by Iran.
WIN: California Resident Jamshid Sharmahd Included in Latest United Nations Report on the Human Rights Situation in Iran
Alexandria, Virginia - Mr. Jimmy Sharmahd, a California resident and German national kidnapped and held hostage by the Islamic Republic of Iran since the summer of 2020, was included in the latest United Nations report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. The information is included at the end of this press release.
The Global Liberty Alliance Joins Accountability Efforts In The Matter of Mr. Amer Fakhoury, American held hostage in lebanon, died shortly after his release from captivity
The Global Liberty Alliance known for promoting fundamental rights, free enterprise, and the rule of law, and the U.S.-based legal defense fund recently reiterated their commitment to the cause in the case of Mr. Amer Fakhoury, an American who was held hostage in Lebanon, as the family of the deceased seek justice.
GLA ALERT: International Human Rights Litigator and GLA Board Senior Advisor, Abbe Jolles has filed a Demand before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)
International Human Rights Litigator and GLA Board Senior Advisor, Abbe Jolles has filed a Demand before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) In the Matter of Tharcisse Muvunyi. Mr. Tharcisse Muvunyi served a sentence imposed by the UN ICTR in Arusha, Tanzania. Mr. Muvunyi was part of a group that was released or acquitted and was released on March 6, 2012. He had remained in Tanzania.
congress restricts US Military cooperation with the kingdom of morocco over western sahara question and human rights
After months of negotiations, Congress is set to send President Joe Biden this week the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), must-pass legislation that includes $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and related programs. A restriction on US military cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco is part of the measure that President Biden is expected to sign into law soon.