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 30, 2015

Elena Klimova, a journalist and founder of the online project Children 404 aimed at supporting LGBTI teenagers, was found guilty of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors”. Ch...

January 21, 2015

A Tatar rights activist was arrested on charges of “instigating hatred” for criticizing the Russian government’s policies towards Ukraine on the social network VKontakte. He is currently in pre-tri...

December 17, 2014

Human rights defender Igor Kalyapin was labelled a “supporter of terrorists” by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov after he publicly opposed Kadyrov’s promise to punish families of suspected insurgents....

December 12, 2014

A 21-year-old medical student in pre-trial detention has been hospitalized with multiple injuries, including a pen pushed inside his head through the eye socket.