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 24, 2015

On 23 February, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution in the case of Rodney Reed, who was due to be put to death on 5 March for a murder in 1996 which he has consistently s...

February 17, 2015

Iranian juvenile offender Saman Naseem was beaten to force him to make more TV “confessions” on 15 February. He is scheduled to be executed on 19 February for crimes he is accused of having committ...

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...

February 12, 2015

The appeal hearing for Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has started after being sentenced to six months in prison for ‘publicly insulting official institutions’ on 20 January. If impriso...