Ahed Al Hendi is the founder of Syrian Youth for Justice and the Arabic program coordinator of CyberDissidents.org.

As a student in Syria, Al Hendi was imprisoned and tortured for political activism. He fled his homeland shortly thereafter and has lived in the United States ever since. Al Hendi has briefed the U.S. Congress, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and appears often on U.S. and Arabic language news outlets. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs and The Daily Beast.

Last Updated: May 26, 2017