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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January 9, 2015

Five jailed dissidents which Amnesty International named prisoners of conscience in 2013 were released between 7 and 8 January. Three remain under conditional release.

December 15, 2014

Two government critics and their neighbor were released on 9 December. Their charges have not been dropped and they have now been placed under house arrest.

June 20, 2014

Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, director of the independent news agency Hablemos Press has been receiving threatening telephone calls and was assaulted on the streets of Havana.

October 15, 2013

The head of a Cuban human rights organization and his wife have received death threats from government supporters.