BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- The RHL Group, Inc., who kicked off the "Oscar®, Help Free Afridi, America's Abandoned Hero" campaign that appeared in the March 1st Oscars® Edition of The Hollywood Reporter, announced that a House Resolution, H. Res. 86, was introduced in Congress today. The resolution calls for the immediate release from custody by Pakistan of Dr. Shakil Afridi, the man who pinpointed the location of Osama bin Laden for the United States. Campaign underwriters Bob and Kira Lorsch have also been working tirelessly, appearing around the clock on network news television every day since the campaign first broke on February 21st.
The Resolution, brought by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), calls Dr. Afridi "a hero to whom the people of the United States owe a debt of gratitude" and requests his immediate release. The resolution is being co-sponsored by a group of bipartisan U.S. Congress members including Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Steve Stockman (R-TX). A website has been set up at www.freeafridi.com where concerned citizens can download a letter from Congressman Rohrabacher that explains what they can do to rally Congress, the U.S. State Department and the White House to help Free Afridi.
"I was in Washington for the State of The Union Address and to meet with the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight regarding billions of dollars being spent on health information technology systems that do not deliver what they were supposed to do; specifically, interoperability and patient-controlled Personal Health Records. While in Washington I was asked to sit in on a meeting about Dr. Afridi. I was so moved by what I heard that I knew I needed to take action," said Lorsch, who is CEO of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF).
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