According to Kira Lorsch, President of The RHL Group, "Because of the Oscar® buzz surrounding our ad in The Hollywood Reporter for Dr. Afridi, Washington has an opportunity to make a fresh push from this campaign for Dr. Afridi's release. We hope this resolution will be passed swiftly so Washington won't have to produce 'Argo 2' to finally save this man from his horrific ordeal."
In a statement from Rep. Rohrabacher's Washington D.C. office today, the Congressman said, "All Americans owe Dr. Afridi a debt of gratitude for what he did to help us find Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. He and his family have paid a terrible price at the hands of our so-called allies, the Pakistani government. We cannot continue to turn our back on Dr. Afridi. He risked his life to provide the intel our forces needed to locate and eliminate Osama bin Laden and he now languishes in a Pakistani prison serving a 33 year sentence. He has been tortured, his family has been attacked and he is still in a desperate situation. It behooves us as Americans to state in a unified voice to his Pakistani captors, Dr. Afridi should be freed."
To learn more about Dr. Afridi, go to www.freeafridi.com where you can request ribbons, find video and social media tools, and join the campaign to get your voice heard in Washington and throughout the world.
For additional information or to reach Bob and Kira Lorsch, email FreeAfridi@rhlgroup.com or call 310-476-7002.
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