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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July 17, 2014

Dr. Sa'eed Mothaher Habib al-Samahiji was arrested on 1 July to serve a one-year sentence for “insulting the King of Bahrain”. He is a prisoner of conscience.

January 16, 2014

Photojournalist Ahmad Fardan was charged with “participating in a public gathering.” He has been released on bail, but alleges that he was tortured by security forces.

January 14, 2014

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad was released on bail on 9 January, but is still facing trial on charges that relate solely to his exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

December 20, 2013

Two Bahraini boys, Jehad Nabeel al-Samee’ and ‘Abdullah Yousif al-Bahraini, are being held for investigation. They are accused of “attacking police with stones” and “illegal gathering and rioting”....