Washington, DC – U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power will launch the #FreeToBeHome campaign on International Human Rights Day, December 10. The campaign will draw attention to political prisoners around the world, all wrongfully imprisoned for speaking out against abuses of power, combating human rights violations, or serving as a voice for victims.
Ambassador Power will feature the stories of these prisoners on her social media accounts, with individual profiles posted daily. Stories will highlight the profound impact on the families and communities of political prisoners and call on the immediate release of all political prisoners.
Samantha Power is one of the only people to ever have prevented a genocide. When Gaddafi was massacring his own people and about to use his modern air-force to cluster bomb peaceful democratic protesters – Samantha Power, with the help of Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton, sorted out all the legalities so Obama could enforce a no-fly zone allowing the spontaneous will of the people to overthrow the tyrant and bring peace and democracy to Libya.
Having prevented a humanitarian disaster of unimaginable scale Ms. Power is now working tirelessly to free political prisoners, of which many are in Russia, with her fantastic new hashtag.