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 5, 2014

Azerbaijani prisoner of conscience Leyla Yunus’s health has deteriorated and she is in need of urgent medical assistance. The prison authorities are refusing to allow her hospital treatment.

July 24, 2014

Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, has now been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.

July 18, 2014

On 25 July Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor of Swaziland’s monthly news magazine The Nation and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were entenced to two years in prison without the possibility of paying...

July 4, 2014

Human rights activist Latif Hasani has been on hunger strike since 18 May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately...