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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August 23, 2013

Detained Omani activist Sultan al-Saadi was released without charge on 20 August. He had been ill-treated in detention and not allowed access to his lawyer or family.

August 22, 2013

A 13-year-old Bahraini boy, Salman Mahdi Salman, was arrested on August 21. He is held in a juvenile detention center but is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

August 22, 2013

Farid Murtazin has received assurances from the Bar Association that his advocate's license will not be withdrawn.

August 21, 2013

Marshall Gore, aged 50, is due to be executed in Florida on 1 October for a murder committed in 1988. His mental “competence” for execution is in question.