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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

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

Loujain al-Hathloul
Saudi Arabia

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

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

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. Glenn Grothman
(R-WI)

Pastor A Dao
Vietnam

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

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)

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. Harley Rouda (D) (CA-48)
Rep. Harley Rouda
(D-CA)

Nguyen Bac Truyen
Vietnam

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

Mahvash Sabet
Iran (released)

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

Aziza al-Youssef
Saudi Arabia

 

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. 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