ADVOCATING FOR HOPE AGAINST ALL ODDS

Who We Are

About Us

Since 2015, we’ve been working tirelessly on advocating for political prisoners in MENA.

Vision

Vision

To be the world’s leading campaign for political prisoners in the Middle East. To be a home for the helpless and a voice for the voiceless.

Mission

Mission

To bring international attention to the plight of political prisoners in the Middle East, and advocate for their release.

Be a part of our story

The story of freedom, dignity, and justice.

What We Do

Advocacy

Advocacy

We coordinate with Congressional representatives, State Department officials, and grassroots activists to advocate for the release of political prisoners throughout MENA.

Public Relations

Public Relations

Our work has been covered by the NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, and Wall Street Journal, Middle East Eye, and others.

Legal Action

Legal Action

We file and coordinate lawsuits against officials who have conducted, ordered, or overseen torture and blatant abuses of human rights.

Success Stories

250+

Egypt

250+Prisoners of ~60,000prisoners we helped release

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Saudi Arabia

5+Prisoners of ~3,000prisoners we helped release

Success Stories

Our Campaigns

01

#FreeSoltans

On June 15th at 1:00 AM, dozens of Egyptian National Security Forces raided the homes of Mohamed Soltan’s uncles in Egypt. Five of Soltan’s cousins from four different households, in two different governorates were kidnapped from their beds. They were enforcibly disappeared and their whereabouts remain unknown. Dr. Salah Soltan Dr. Salah Soltan Age: 60 ...

02

#DelayTheVote

On June 23, 2020, The Freedom Initiative, along with other non-governmental organizations, sent a letter to the International Monetary Fund’s Executive Directors.  The IMF should delay a vote on a US$5.2 billion loan to Egypt scheduled for June 26, 2020 until rigorous anti-corruption requirements are included in the program and the loan terms are made …

03

#FreeSoltan

Friends and family worked together for 644 consecutive days to advocate for the release of Mohamed Soltan. He was released on May 30, 2015

04

#FreedomFirst

Political prisoners have names, faces, and stories that we should all know. We put them around DC and demanded their release.

05

#Matenzelsh

Leading up to ElSisi’s presidential elections, we brought together leading activists to protest the fraudulent election by abstaining.”

06

#StopFii

Weeks after the assignation of Jamal Khashoggi, we held a successful global campaign to keep businesses from attending the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia.

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