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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May 13, 2013

The daughter of Ingrid Vergara, a prominent Colombian human rights defender, received a
text message telling her that her mother had been killed.

May 8, 2013

Paramilitaries have threatened to kill six members of the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission, a NGO operating in Colombia.

February 27, 2013

Members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were threatened with a massacre in the context of increased paramilitary presence in the area.

February 18, 2013

Four women human rights defenders from northern Colombia have been threatened in an email sent to one of them. Her two bodyguards were also threatened.