Zaid Hydari is an American attorney and currently the co-coordinator of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly Refugee Advocacy and Support Program’s (HCA-RASP) Refugee Status Determination Legal Assistance Unit in Istanbul. He is also the founder and chair of the board of directors of the Refugee Solidarity Network, a start-up American non-profit organization that aims to bring together American and Turkish refugee rights advocates.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Afghanistan's Forgotten Refugees
In 2008, Seyed Hasan, a father of 6, fled his home in the Wardak province of eastern Afghanistan. Hasan and his family were targeted by the Taliban for resisting their demands. It had been seven years since the United States had intervened to oust the group, but the Taliban was still acting with impunity in broad swaths of the country.