A look inside political imprisonment.

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a panel last week that included the Syrian Emergency Task Force executive director, Mouaz Moustafa, who discussed Syria. 
Video of the panel organized by the Council on Foreign Relations and moderated by Anne Barnard of the New York Times in Washington. DC on the use of imprisonment and torture as a political tool in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Syria, and its geopolitical context and relevance to the West and the rest of the world.
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

Read Anne Bardard's recent article in the NYT, "Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissent" published May 11, 2019.
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