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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June 17, 2014

An appeal by eight Bolotnaya protesters will be heard by Moscow City Court on 19 June. All of them are victims of a politically motivated trial. All seven behind bars shall be released.

June 2, 2014

Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi, a prisoner of conscience, has gone on hunger strike in protest at his transfer from Evin Prison in Tegran to Raja'i Shahr Prison in Karaj.

May 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Dr Mohammed al-Roken, a prisoner of conscience, is now being held in solitary confinement incommunicado. He may be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

May 8, 2014

Five activists arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest have been sentenced to between 15-30 days in jail for an administrative offense. One activist was reportedly tortured in custody.