What are they?
International Political Prisoner Advocacy Project
– undertaken in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg All-Party Parliamentary Caucus for Human Rights and other civil society groups – will "adopt" political prisoners engaging in a variety of Parliamentary and public advocacy initiatives – including publishing Op-Eds and making parliamentary interventions – on their behalf. While the Project will highlight the pain and plight of political prisoners in all continents, particular attention will be paid to the intensifying persecution and prosecution of Iranian human rights defenders.
Political Prisoner Advisory Group
will be composed of former political prisoners, the family members of current political prisoners, and human rights lawyers with a great depth of experience re defending political prisoners. This group of grassroots civil society members will advise and help internationalize advocacy on behalf of political prisoners in numerous ways, including engaging in social media campaigns, organizing and participating in Parliamentary press conferences, and helping to host rallies and protests.