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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March 19, 2014

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer Maryam Haid was arrested on 13 January in Damascus. She was later shown “confessing” on a program on a pro-government TV channel.

March 17, 2014

Yemen’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of security guard Ahmed Omar al-Abbadi al-Markashi and returned his case to the Court of Appeal.

March 7, 2014

Jailed for eight years, Saudi Arabian human rights defender has had his conviction and prison sentence overturned by the Court of Appeal, but is still behind bars.

March 7, 2014

Syrian man Mahmoud Saber Sabra was arrested for unknown reasons on 19 February by men in civilian clothing believed to be members of the Syrian security forces.