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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December 2, 2013
Activist beaten and at risk of torture (FU 322/13)

In the evening of 28 November Alaa Abdel Fattah, was taken from his home and arrested in connection to the peaceful protest.

September 13, 2013

Two Canadian nationals have been detained by Egypt’s Public Prosecution on charges relating to violent protests in the capital, Cairo, on 16 August.

September 13, 2013

Twenty-three refugees from Syria – 21 Syrians and two Palestinians – are at risk of deportation from Egypt, including five women and nine children.

September 6, 2013

The Egyptian authorities deported 41 Syrians and Palestinians from Syria to Turkey and Lebanon. The group had sought refuge after fleeing the armed conflict in Syria.