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.
A RENOWNED GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL JURISTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS, INCLUDING THE GLOBAL LIBERTY ALLIANCE, JOIN FORCES, FORMED THE INTERNATIONAL “COALITION TO END SEXUAL ENSLAVEMENT AND RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION (CEASE RP)
Alexandria, Virginia – At a workshop hosted by the International Catholic Jurists Forum (ICOJF) from October 28-30, 2021, experts gathered to address the persecution of religious groups through “forced marriage” and “forced conversion.” At the end of the three-day conference they agreed to form the international “Coalition to End Sexual Enslavement and Religious Persecution (CEaSE RP),” which includes a network of civil society leaders, including the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA).
Alexandria, Virginia - The Global Liberty Alliance is reviewing a case of unlawful detention involving two American citizens and Maryland residents, Mr. Ronell Stephenson (38) and Mr. John Stephenson (29). John and Ronell have been wrongfully accused of very serious crimes in Ecuador. While some charges against them were dismissed a few years ago, the legal battle continues as the brothers seek to correct a manifest injustice so that they return to America.
GLA thanks foley foundation for support on GLA cases including americans unlawfully detained in Cuba, iran
This week the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation released an open letter to President Joe Biden from the families of 26 Americans and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents currently held hostage and detained abroad. Signers included family members of two of GLA's clients, Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd from California, unlawfully detained in Iran and Ms. Alina Lopez from Miami, Florida, unlawfully detained in Cuba.
CASE UPDATE: GLA Urges IACHR to Grant Precautionary Measures for Free Yorubas Members Held in Prison for Over 100 Days
Earlier today, the Global Liberty Alliance updated the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the status of four members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba who have been held in prison since mid-July of this year.
GLA JOINS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LEADERS IN A U.S. SUPREME COURT AMICUS BRIEF IN THE “PRAYING COACH” CASE
This week, the Global Liberty Rule of Law and Legal Defense Fund (a.k.a., Global Liberty Alliance) joined a Supreme Court amicus brief filed by Advancing American Freedom, Inc. and close to 70 other groups and individuals in the case popularly called the “Praying Coach Case,” Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
CASE UPDATE: Free Yorubas of Cuba Issue Statement Following Publication of Findings by Santa Clara Prosecutor’s Office, Sentences of 8-10 Years Each for Participants of 11J Protests
On October 1, acting leadership of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba made a statement responding to the Provincial Prosecutor of Villa Clara’s findings and sentencing for four members of the Free Yorubas and other political activists who joined the mass July 11 protests in Placetas and throughout Cuba.