489 Hunger Strike
Mohamed Soltan’s hunger-strike was supported by a world-wide campaign effort
Mohamed Soltan’s hunger-strike was supported by a world-wide campaign effort, both locally in Egypt and Internationally in the US and Europe. The campaign was managed by Soltan’s older sister and consisted of family, friends, lawyers, human rights defenders from across the world. The campaign focused on managing messaging, channeling it effectively in legal and governmental circles. The campaign succeeding in rallying thousands of people from all walks of life behind Soltan’s plight. The campaign became the complementing component in the formula that eventually led to Soltan’s freedom on May, 30, 2015. The team that worked to release Soltan then came together to build The Freedom Initiative.