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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December 19, 2014

Ukraine’s Security Services have now told Amnesty International that the authorities have no record of Sergei Dolgov’s detention. This implies that he has been subjected to enforced disappearance....

December 17, 2014

Human rights defender Igor Kalyapin was labelled a “supporter of terrorists” by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov after he publicly opposed Kadyrov’s promise to punish families of suspected insurgents....

December 15, 2014

Khadija Ismayilova was placed under pre-trial detention on 5 December on a politically motivated charge. The authorities also suspended the license of Khadija Ismayilova’s lawyer on 10 December....

December 12, 2014

A 21-year-old medical student in pre-trial detention has been hospitalized with multiple injuries, including a pen pushed inside his head through the eye socket.