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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November 20, 2014

He is a human rights defender. If convicted he could be sentenced to up to two years’ imprisonment and a heavy fine. If imprisoned, he would be considered a prisoner of conscience.

November 20, 2014

At least 4 men, a 17-year-old boy, and 9 women have been arrested. They could face a life sentence. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience.

November 20, 2014

He was released on bail on 14 November, after 11 days detained without charge in a maximum security prison. He is a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for exercising his right to freedom of ex...

November 17, 2014

Mikhlif al-Shammari has been sentenced to two years in prison and 200 lashes. If imprisoned, Amnesty International will consider him a prisoner of conscience.