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 26, 2014

Interrogators at Tehran’s Evin Prison threatened Mohammad Ali Taheri with death. He has been held in solitary confinement for three years, imprisoned for his spiritual beliefs and practices.

August 21, 2014

Defender of Indigenous Peoples’ rights Juan Pablo Gutiérrez received a death threat from a paramilitary group targeting him in Colombia. He has received numerous threatening phone calls since.

August 18, 2014

Three community activists in Mexico were threatened by members of a movement with close ties to the ruling political party. They were sharing information criticizing the municipal government.