Congress, Stand With Raif

The US is in a unique position to put pressure on Saudi Arabia on behalf of Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 public lashes for setting up a website.

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December 19, 2014

Sait Matty Jaw is facing trial on 23 December, along with researchers Seth Yaw Kandeh and Olufemi Erinle Titus over work done for a survey. They face up to two years’ imprisonment if convicted.

November 20, 2014

At least 4 men, a 17-year-old boy, and 9 women have been arrested. They could face a life sentence. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.

September 16, 2014

If signed, a new Criminal Code amendment in Gambia would increase the punishment for "aggravated homosexuality" to life in prison.

November 16, 2012

Journalist Abubacarr Saidykhan received a death threat on 13 November; this follows an earlier threat against himself and journalist Baboucarr Ceesay.