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Rights group adds lobbying help to spotlight Egypt, Saudi abuses

Political prisoner advocacy group Freedom Initiative is deploying Washington lobbyists to amplify its message on the Hill.
The Freedom Initiative photo.

A prominent human rights organization in Washington has hired a pair of lobbying firms, a move aimed at putting Saudi Arabia and Egypt on lawmakers' agendas as frustration builds over the Biden administration’s handling of the two repressive governments. 

The Freedom Initiative, a Washington-based nonprofit that advocates for political prisoners in the Middle East, has retained lobbyists from BakerHostetler and Neale Creek, according to newly filed disclosures. 

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