What We Do - The Freedom Initiative

What We Do

1.  Advocacy: At heart, we are advocates. Our programs and activities include public and private advocacy efforts, supporting and contributing to second track initiatives for the release of political prisoners in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Over the last years we have major successes. We facilitated the release of 111 prisoners, held 2,500 meetings with key officials, participated in multiple congressional hearings, organized congressional briefings, passed a Senate resolution on the 2018 presidential elections in Egypt, created and led multiple viral social media campaigns and partook in over 400 media interviews.


2. Public Relations: Our advocacy efforts reach beyond congressional halls. Since 2013, we have launched media campaigns that have been featured on outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, and others. Our media efforts also include providing PR and branding capacity and training to families of detainees. Additionally, we offer overall support with social media campaigns through our network of influencers in both English and Arabic.


3. Legal Action: We believe in the sanctity of human life and the inhumanity of torture and detainment. To that effect, we have filed a lawsuit against former Egyptian officials for overseeing and implementing torturous practices against a number of the prisoners we are advocating for. Additionally, you have utilized the Magnitsky Law to coordinate with the Department of State, Department of Justice, Congressional Representatives, and a number of human rights organizations and think tanks to impose restrictions on a number of Egyptian and Saudi officials who were directly implicated in torturing political prisoners.