Free to Think talks with Mai El-Sadany, Managing Director and Legal and Judicial Director at the Tahir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). El-Sadany discusses the cases of Patrick George Zaki and Ahmed Samir Santawy, two graduate students targeted by Egyptian authorities. She describes the arbitrariness of such detentions and how the global academic community can stand in solidarity. "It can be extremely helpful for the international community to speak up," El-Sadany notes. "It not only sends a strong message to the Egyptian regime, it also sends a message to these detainees and their loved ones that they're not alone."