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The Fate of Sandy Phan-Gillis, Houstonian Detained in China

Posted on · About a year ago, Houstonian Sandy Phan-Gillis was detained in China, accused by officials there of stealing state secrets. She’s remained there ever since. Last week (July 14, 2016), Newsweek reported China will, in fact, charge Phan-Gillis with violating its national security. We discuss the situation with John Kamm, a human rights campaigner from the Dui Hua […]

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One Year In: How is the Houston Office of Human Rights First Helping the Area’s Asylum Seekers?

Posted on · About a year ago, Human Rights First set up an office in Houston. The non-profit group connects area lawyers offering pro bono legal services to asylum seekers. Human Rights First had been operating in New York and Washington, but opened up the Houston office on the campus of South Texas College of Law last year […]