#FreeToBeHome: Giving Voice in Support of Political Prisoners

#FreeToBeHome: Giving Voice in Support of Political Prisoners

This week, we launched the #FreeToBeHome campaign. Each day we will profile the families of individual prisoners around the world who are separated from their relatives and loved ones, a small representation of a global problem.  We call on the governments holding them, and others like them, for their release.

On Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of State Launched the #FreetoBeHome Political Prisoners Campaign. [State Department photo]

On Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of State Launched the #FreetoBeHome Political Prisoners Campaign. [State Department photo]

We urge you to share these families’ stories on your social media networks to give voice to them. Let them know they are not forgotten. Let’s signal to their captors that free speech and expression are not punishable offenses, and we won’t stand for the silencing of innocent voices. Let’s make sure their stories and those of others are heard, until all those unjustly imprisoned are #FREETOBEHOME. They could be us.

About the Author: Tom Malinowski serves as Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State.

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