Panelists discuss the use of imprisonment and torture as political tools of authoritarian regimes, including their experiences with political imprisonment in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria, and their perspectives on the mass incarceration and mistreatment of dissidents in those countries. The panel also addresses the challenges of formulating effective responses to these violations as populations seek political freedoms and democratic reforms.
The panel included
Abdullah Alaoudh, Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; Fellow, Yaqeen Islamic Institute
Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
Jason Rezaian, Former Tehran Bureau Chief, Washington Post Presider
Anne E. Barnard
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations