Abdulla Darrat

Founding member of Khalas

Abdulla Darrat appears in the following:

My Detainment Story or: How I Learned To Stop Feeling Safe In My Own Country and Hate Border Agents

Friday, February 28, 2014

Back in September, OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman, her family, and her friends were detained for hours by US Customs and Border Protection on their way home from Canada. Everyone being held was a US citizen, and no one received an explanation. Sarah tells the story of their detainment, and her difficulty getting any answers from one of the least transparent agencies in the country.

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My Detainment Story or: How I Learned to Stop Feeling Safe in My Own Country

Friday, September 20, 2013

In 2013, OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman and her family (all US Citizens) were detained for hours, without explanation, on their way home from Canada. We're revisiting her story today.

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A Libyan-American's Take on Unrest

Monday, February 21, 2011

As protests continue in Libya, it is increasingly difficult for news to be reported out of the country. The government has been relatively succesful in keeping journalists out, and other forms of communication have been limited. Ahmed Almegaryaf is a Libyan-American whose uncle is an opposition leader. And Abdulla Darrat, founding member of Khalas, hopes to provide a network of information for Libyans at home and abroad. We get reactions on the current state of the country from both.


Civil Unrest Reaches Libya

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The wave of anti-establishment, pro-democracy demonstrations made its way to Libya on Friday as several cities saw demonstrations against its leader Colonel Muammer Qaddafi. Taking cues from Egypt and Tunisia, Libyans hope to use social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the popular support necessary to topple Qaddafi’s nearly forty-year regime. For their part, Libya’s state run media did not report the domestic uprisings, focusing instead on pro Qaddafi rallies in Tripoli and other cities. Do Libyan protesters have a chance to make a change? 

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