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 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.

February 26, 2015

Louay Hussein was released on bail on 25 February.

February 25, 2015

Alaa Abd El Fattah was jailed for five years on 23 February for leading an “unauthorized protest” outside parliament in November 2013. The Cairo court sentenced 18 others to three-year terms for pr...

February 24, 2015

Abdallah Abu Rahma has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence and fined around US$1,300 by an Israeli military court. The court did at least reject the military prosecution’s request to...