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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June 19, 2013

The lower house of Russia's parliament almost unanimously passed a bill severely limiting freedom of expression, assembly and association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI...

June 19, 2013

Golos Association and other Russian NGOs have received fines for refusing to register as “foreign agents”. Many other NGOs risk closure. Their leaders may face possible criminal prosecution.

June 10, 2013

Three ethnic Uzbeks are at risk of being extradited from Russia to Kyrgyzstan, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

May 19, 2013
On May 6, 2012, thousands protested against Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in Bolotnaya Square. Prisoners of conscience Vladimir Akimenkov, Artiom Saviolov and Mikhail Kosenko are currently...