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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October 23, 2014

95 refugees from Syria who had been unlawfully detained in Turkey since 5 October have been released. They must be given access to medical care and an investigation must be carried out into their u...

October 7, 2014

Indian activist Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike since Nov. 2000 to demand that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act be repealed. For the past 14 years she has been under arrest and force-f...

September 16, 2014

25-year-old Iranian-British national, Ghoncheh Ghavami, was arrested on June 30 for peacefully protesting against Iran’s ban on women being present in sport stadiums. She is a prisoner of conscienc...

September 12, 2014

The five-year sentence handed down to two women protesters for attempting to enter the Formula 1 circuit during a protest at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix was upheld on 31 August 2014.