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 12, 2015

The appeal hearing for Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has started after being sentenced to six months in prison for ‘publicly insulting official institutions’ on 20 January. If impriso...

February 10, 2015

Celestino Okenve, Antonio Nguema and Miguel Mbomio were released unconditionally from police detention on 30 January 2015.

February 3, 2015

Chinese activist and prisoner of conscience Chen Xi has been suffering from serious health problems and has not received the treatment he needs. His health has deteriorated severely and there are s...

February 2, 2015

Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.