ACLU Lawyer Heads to New Project to Fight for Civil Rights of Muslims, Immigrants

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Human rights lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani has joined Project South as its first-ever legal and advocacy director. She said she will continue the work she did at ACLU Georgia advocating for immigrants' rights and fighting discrimination against the Muslim and immigrant communities.

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