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 27, 2015

Seventy-five refugees from Syria, including 15 children, have been detained in an Egyptian police station since November 2014. At least 30 of them have been on hunger strike since mid-February in p...

February 27, 2015

Mahmoud Abu Zied, known as Shawkan, has been questioned about a letter he wrote from his cell, which was later posted on Facebook. He has now been detained without charge or trial for over 18 month...

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 13, 2015

An Egyptian court ordered the conditional release of journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. The two prisoners of conscience were finally released after more than 400 days in detention. The ne...