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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February 19, 2015

Human rights defender Murad Shtewi was released on 23 January, just before the end of his nine-and-a-half-month prison sentence. He is still under a suspended sentence he must serve if he takes par...

February 19, 2015

A Bahraini court of appeal rejected a political opposition figure’s appeal against his prison sentence on 15 February. He was immediately taken to prison. He is a prisoner of conscience, jailed sol...

February 19, 2015

Fourteen members of the Michaungkan community have been sentenced to six months in prison for taking part in peaceful protests. They are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and uncondit...

February 18, 2015
Three women have been subjected to enforced disappearance since 15 February in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They have had no access to their family and may be at risk of torture and other ill-treat...