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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February 24, 2015

They were held after submitting an application for permission to visit her on 12 February, during which her brother held a sign declaring her innocence.

February 2, 2015

Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.

January 23, 2015

Paramilitaries have threatened dozens of land claimants and community leaders, as well as human rights defenders, trade unionists, journalists and state officials working on land restitution in nor...

January 19, 2015

Women’s rights defender Mahdieh Golrou has been detained without charge for over two months in Tehran’s Evin Prison for peacefully protesting a series of acid attacks against young women in Esfahan...