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 3, 2015

Chinese activist and prisoner of conscience Chen Xi has been suffering from serious health problems and has not received the treatment he needs. His health has deteriorated severely and there are s...

February 2, 2015

Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.

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 30, 2015

The Indonesian authorities executed six people by firing squad on 18 January. Nine more people are at risk of execution.