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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March 6, 2015

Journalist Bob Rugurika was released on bail on 19 February 2015 after being detained for a month. The Bujumbura Court of Appeal ordered his provisional release on 18 February 2015 with his bail se...

March 5, 2015

Human rights activist Jaison C Cooper and Thushar Nirmal Sarathy were arrested on 30 January. They were denied bail on 3 March, and continue to be held in judicial custody.

March 4, 2015

The detention of Tatar rights activist Rafis Kashapov has been extended until 27 April. There are concerns about his health and prison conditions.

March 4, 2015
Onur Kılıç was released from pre-trial detention on Thursday 26 February after the court accepted his lawyers’ appeal against the detention order. He had been remanded in custody since 13 February aft...