Dr. Richard Benkin
Dr. Richard Benkin is fighting to stop Bangladesh’s ethnic cleansing of Hindus. Confirming atrocities in South Asia’s remote villages and large cities, he risks his safety to comfort victims, confront complicit officials and jihadis; and spurs action and recognition of this issue. He has freed an anti-jihadist Muslim journalist from imprisonment and torture; forced Bangladesh's RAB to release an abductee unharmed, stopped an anti-Israel conference at an Australian government building, and speaks and publishes worldwide. Dr. Benkin holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and has founded two human rights organizations. His book, A Quiet Case of Ethnic Cleansing: the Murder of Bangladesh’s Hindus, is in its second printing.