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 14, 2014

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad was released on bail on 9 January, but is still facing trial on charges that relate solely to his exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

January 13, 2014

Banned student activist Maryam Shafi’ Pour has been detained for over five months on charges apparently related to her peaceful political activism.

January 13, 2014

Activists Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and blogger Ahmed Douma, are facing three years in prison for breaking Egypt’s repressive new protest law.

January 11, 2014

The health of jailed Iranian blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, a prisoner of conscience, is worsening.