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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August 2, 2013

Military Police arrested a man they had apparently mistaken for a drug dealer, in Rio de Janeiro. The police have since claimed they released the man, Amarildo Souza Lima, but he has not been seen...

August 2, 2013

Two government critics are serving prison sentences in Cuba on politically motivated charges, following summary trials. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience.

August 1, 2013

Paramilitaries have threatened to kill human rights defenders Hernando Mejía López and David Espinoza in the northern Colombian city of Barrancabermeja.

July 30, 2013

Two international volunteers accompanying a Honduran community whose members are campaigning against a mining project were recently abducted. Although released, the safety of both the community and...