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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January 9, 2015

Five jailed dissidents which Amnesty International named prisoners of conscience in 2013 were released between 7 and 8 January. Three remain under conditional release.

December 22, 2014

The President promulgated the new Criminal Code on 19 December following the adoption by the Chamber of Deputies of the observations made by the President seeking the decriminalization of abortion...

December 22, 2014

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has lifted the moratorium on executions in the wake of the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December. Six men have already been executed.

December 18, 2014

Jacqueline Montanez is serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a crime committed when she was a child, a punishment which violates international law. The outgo...