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 13, 2014

Several members of KOFAVIV, a Haitian women’s rights organization in Port-au-Prince, the
capital, have been repeatedly threatened and harassed. Their safety remains at risk.

June 12, 2014

At least 10 prisoners of conscience are being ill-treated in al-Razeen Prison in UAE with conditions of the prison worsening. Amnesty International fears their mental and physical health is at risk...

June 11, 2014

Prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been in detention since 6 May. His assistant and niece, Qu Zhenhong, has also been detained. Four other detained activists were released on bail 5 June...

June 11, 2014

Human rights defenders Ingrid Vergara, Jeison Pava, and members of the Verbel family received death threats on 3 and 7 June.