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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July 4, 2014

Human rights activist Latif Hasani has been on hunger strike since 18 May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately...

July 3, 2014

Military police in São Paulo attempted to block a public assembly gathered to discuss and protest against police abuses. Several protesters, including lawyers, were arbitrary arrested and assaulted...

June 23, 2014

A leader of a community-based organization was arrested on 17 June and reportedly beaten and threatened while in custody. He has been denied access to his lawyer and is at risk of ill-treatment....

June 18, 2014

Members of COFADEH, a prominent Honduran human rights organization based in Tegucigalpa, the capital, have reported being the subject of surveillance and attacks in recent weeks.