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 23, 2013

Colombian human rights defender Danilo Rueda received a death threat on August 22 in the capital, Bogotá. His life is in danger.

August 22, 2013

Farid Murtazin has received assurances from the Bar Association that his advocate's license will not be withdrawn.

August 19, 2013

Russian lawyer Farid Murtazin could be stripped off his advocate status following a complaint from the Investigation Committee, though he denies the allegations.

August 14, 2013

Venezuelan human rights defender Víctor Martínez is in danger, as the two men on trial for the murder of his son are free: one has escaped and the other was given parole.