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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Congressional Advocates

Advocates

Prisoners

Rep. Rick Allen (R) GA-12
Rep. Rick Allen
(R-GA)

Alimujiang Yimiti
China

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R) FL-12
Rep. Gus Bilirakis
(R-FL)

Pastor
Bakhrom Kholmatov

Tajikstan (released)

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D) OR-01
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
(D-OR)

Loujain al-Hathloul
Saudi Arabia (released)

Fariba Kamalabadi
Iran (released)

Diane Rwigara
Rwanda (released)

Rep. Tedd Budd (R) (NC-13)
Rep. Ted Budd
(R-NC)

Khalil Maatouk
Syria

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D) (CA-24)
Rep. Salud Carbajal
(D-CA)

Dr. Hatoon al-Fassi
Saudi Arabia (released)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Sen. Bill Cassidy
(R-LA)

Bui Thi Minh Hang 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. David Cicilline (D) (RI-01)
Rep. David Cicilline
(D-RI)

Mahmoud Abou Zeid
(Shawkan)

Egypt

Francis Jang Xuan Dieu 
Vietnam (released)


Sen. Chris Coons
(D-DE)

Fomusoh Ivo Feh
Cameroon

Azah Levis Gob
Cameroon

Afuh Nivelle Nfor
Cameroon

Ekpar Asat
China

Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) (VA-11)
Rep. Gerald Connolly
(D-VA)

Lobsang Tsering
China

Rep. Ted Deutch (D) (FL-22)
Rep. Ted Deutch
(D-FL)

Behrouz Tavakkoli
Iran (released)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) (SC-03)
Rep. Jeff Duncan
(R-SC)

Farshid Fathi
Iran (released)


Rep. Bob Good
(R-VA)
Chen Yu
China


Rep. Glenn Grothman
(R-WI)

Pastor A Dao
Vietnam (released)


Rep. Vicky Hartzler
(R-MO)

Pastor John Cao
China

Wang Yi
China

Zhang Shaojie
China

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) (TX-18)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
(D-TX)

Ta Phong Tan 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson (D) (GA-04)
Rep. Hank Johnson
(D-GA)

Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi
Abu Dheeb

Bahrain (released)

Rep. March Kaptur (D) (OH-09)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur
(D-OH)

Oleg Sentsov
Russia (released)

Rep. Ro Khanna (D) (CA-17)
Rep. Ro Khanna
(D-CA)

Waleed Abu al-Khair
Saudi Arabia

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) (WA-06)
Rep. Derek Kilmer
(D-WA)

Azimjan Askarov
Kyrgyzstan (died in custody)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) (CO-05)
Rep. Doug Lamborn
(R-CO)

Youcef Nadarkhani
Iran

Rep. James Langevin (D) (RI-02)
Rep. James R. Langevin
(D-RI)

Ilham Tohti
China

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) (CA-19)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren
(D-CA)

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc
Vietnam

Nguyen Van Lia 
Vietnam (released)

Nguyen Bac Truyen
Vietnam

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) (CA-47)
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
(D-CA)

Nguyen Van Hoa
Vietnam

The Most Venerable
Thich Quang Do

Vietnam (released)

Nguyen Tien Trung 
Vietnam (released)

Nguyen Van Dai 
Vietnam (released)

Nguyen Cong Chinh 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Michael McCaul (R) (TX-10)
Rep. Michael McCaul
(R-TX)

Vo Minh Tri (or Viet Khang
Vietnam (released)

Rep. James P. McGovern (D) (MA-02)
Rep. James P. McGovern
(D-MA)

Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain (released)

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
The Panchen Lama

China

Raif Badawi
Saudi Arabia

Rep. David Price (D) (NC-04)
Rep. David Price
(D-NC)

Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) (MD-08)
Rep. Jamie Raskin 
(D-MD)

Kunchok Tsephel
China

Abdul Shakoor
Pakistan (released)

Selahattin Demirtaş
Turkey

Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D) (IL-09)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
(D-IL)

Mahvash Sabet
Iran (released)

Ardeshir Fanaian
Iran

Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R) (NJ-04)
Rep. Chris Smith
(R-NJ)

Father Nguyen Van Ly 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Jackie Speier (D) (CA-14)
Rep. Jackie Speier
(D-CA)

Samar Badawi
Saudi Arabia

Senator Leila de Lima
Philippines

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Sen. Chris Van Hollen
(D-MD)

Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung 
Vietnam (released)

Doan Huy Chuong 
Vietnam (released)

Do Thi Minh Hanh
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Juan Vargas (D) (CA-51)
Rep. Juan Vargas
(D-CA)

Behnam Irani
Iran (released)


Rep. Jennifer Wexton
(D-VA)

Gulmira Imin
China

Rep. Joe Wilson (R) (SC-02)
Rep. Joe Wilson
(R-SC)

Aziza al-Youssef
Saudi Arabia (released)

 

 

 

Past Advocates

Prisoners

Rep. Donna Edwards
(D-MD, Ret.)

Soni Sori
India (released)

Rep. Keith Ellison
(D-MN, Ret.)

Ayatollah Mohammad
Kasemeini Boroujerdi

Iran

Bekele Gerba
Ethiopia (released)

Rep. Trent Franks
(R-AZ, Ret.)

Saeed Abedini
Iran (released)

Rep. Tom Garrett
(R-VA, Ret.)

Patriarch
Abune Antonios

Eritrea

Rep. Randy Hultgren
(R-IL, Ret.)

Zhu Yufu
China

Rep. Lynn Jenkins
(R-KS, Ret.)

Saeid Rezaie
Iran (released)

Rep. Raul Labrador
(R-ID, Ret.)

Saeed Abedini
Iran (released)

Rep. Mark Meadows
(R-NC, Ret.)

Zhang Shaojie
China

Rep. Jim Moran
(D-VA, Ret.)

Hamza Kashgari
Saudi Arabia (released)

Rep. Joseph Pitts
(R-PA, Ret.)

Asia Bibi
Pakistan (released)

Rep. Ted Poe
(R-TX, Ret.)

Guo Quan
China (released)

Duong Kim Khai Duong 
Vietnam (released)

Nguyen Van Minh 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen

(R-FL, Ret.)

Rozita Vaseghi 
Iran (released)

Rep. Harley Rouda
(D-CA, Ret.)

Nguyen Bac Truyen
Vietnam

Rep. Loretta Sanchez
(D-CA, Ret.)

Le Quoc Quan 
Vietnam (released)

Rep. Aaron Schock
(R-IL, Ret.)

Dr. Tun Aung
Burma (released)

Rep. Frank Wolf
(R-VA, Ret.)

Gao Zhisheng
China