Shadi Martini is a Syrian American businessman and interfaith cooperation advocate. In 2011, during the Arab Spring, Mr. Martini helped provide medical aid to wounded protesters. After his activities were discovered by the secret police, he was forced to flee the country. The activist moved to the US where he joined the Multifaith Alliance, a non-profit organization representing the largest interfaith response to the Syrian crisis.
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