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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May 7, 2014

On 6 May, the Taganskii District Court in Moscow quashed an appeal against the authorities’ decision to block the Russian news website Grani.ru.

May 2, 2014

Umid Yakubov, a refugee from Uzbekistan, was abducted on the street in Moscow on 29 April. It is feared that he has been taken to Uzbekistan, where he is at real risk of torture/ill-treatment.

April 3, 2014

A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offence, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.

April 3, 2014

A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.