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Bahieddin Hassan

Open Letter to President Obama

[Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and President Barack Obama. Image originally posted to Flickr by

To President Barack Obama: Three years ago, I had the honor of meeting you in the White House as part of a delegation of some fifty human rights defenders from around the world. I was one of three rights defenders who were asked to speak during the forty minutes out of the ninety-minute meeting during which you and your advisors were present. When it was my turn to address those gathered, I urged you to consider the gulf between the content of your speech to the Arab and ...

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