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

Khaled al-Qazzaz was released on 11 January after spending more than a year and a half in detention without charge or trial, much of it in secret detention.

January 8, 2015

A Cairo court of appeal handed down reduced prison sentences to human rights defender Yara Sallam, activist Sanaa Ahmed Seif and 20 others on 28 December.

November 14, 2014

Mahmoud Hussien has been held in detention without trial for 293 days. He was subjected to torture and coerced into making a “confession”. He is a prisoner of conscience.

November 5, 2014

The deadline for NGOs to register under the draconian Law on Associations (Law 84 of 2002) is now 10 November. NGOs not registered after then will face the threat of “accountability” measures.