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 21, 2015

An eight-year prison sentence of prominent Saudi Arabian Shi’a cleric has been upheld upon appeal. Sheikh Tawfiq al-‘Amr is jailed for criticizing discrimination against Shi’a in Saudi Arabia and c...

January 13, 2015

Saudi Arabian human rights defender and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair has had his sentence upheld upon appeal and will be serving the full 15 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

January 9, 2015

Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on 9 January in front of the al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. He is at risk of receiving the remaining 950 lashes over the coming weeks.

December 11, 2014

Loujain al-Hathloul and Mayssa al-Amoudi are both supporters of the campaign for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia. They are prisoners of conscience.