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 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.

August 18, 2014

Ibrahim El Sheikh, a leading member of the political opposition in Sudan, has been in detention since 8 June. His health is deteriorating and he is at risk of receiving the death penalty.