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 16, 2015

Two men forced their way into the home of Blanca Nubia Díaz, demanding to see one of her daughters. Both women have faced threats as they campaign for justice in a case of sexual violence.

December 15, 2014

Around 80 human rights defenders were named in a death threat delivered by the Black Eagles paramilitaries in the Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center.

August 21, 2014

Defender of Indigenous Peoples’ rights Juan Pablo Gutiérrez received a death threat from a paramilitary group targeting him in Colombia. He has received numerous threatening phone calls since.

July 24, 2014

Members of the armed forces have threatened to “exterminate” the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in northwestern Colombia.