The interactive map aims to bring clarity to the number of Middle East youth kept behind bars for various human rights activities.
With the number of youth across the globe imprisoned for human rights activism rising, a new map has been released to clarify the picture.
The World Youth Movement for Democracy, together with local human rights organizations across the world, are trying present an accurate picture of the number of youth sitting behind bars by launching a web-based map that details each individual case.
“Our main goal is that we want to spread information about all the political prisoners in the world,” said Mohamed Al Maskati, President of the Bahraini Youth Society for Human Rights, one of the organizations behind the campaign.
“We are not focusing on all political prisoners but we are focusing about the youth, especially those who are working as human rights activists or political activists, journalists or bloggers working with non violent actions,” Al Maskati told The Media Line.
Al-Maskati said that one important part of the campaign was getting the world out.