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 23, 2015

“Guadalupe”, one of the group of 17 Salvadoran women jailed for pregnancy-related offences after unfair trials was pardoned by the Legislative Assembly in a very close vote.

May 12, 2014

A woman gang-raped by eight men who accused her of adultery is now at risk of being caned for this “offense” in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

May 6, 2014

There are fears for the safety of Kalu Chaudhari and Hikmat Chaudhary after they filed an official complaint against Kanchanpur District police personnel, who had tortured them in late April.

June 19, 2013

Golos Association and other Russian NGOs have received fines for refusing to register as “foreign agents”. Many other NGOs risk closure. Their leaders may face possible criminal prosecution.