The Unseen Battle: Advocacy and Awareness in Securing Freedom

The Unseen Battle: Advocacy and Awareness in Securing Freedom

In the harrowing shadows where hostages and wrongfully detained individuals languish far from the public eye, advocacy and public awareness emerge as potent forces of light, fighting to bring them home. As the President of Hostage Aid Worldwide and a former hostage myself, I understand intimately the critical role that sustained advocacy and strategic public awareness play in the resolution of these heartbreaking cases.

I was an Iranian Hostage. America and Europe must Take a Stand Against the Regime

I was an Iranian Hostage. America and Europe must Take a Stand Against the Regime

I had a front-row seat to a nation that was on the cusp of a revolution while serving at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. What I saw then — until being taken hostage myself — bears an eerie resemblance to what I’m watching unfold today in Iranian cities.