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in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Congressional Advocates

Advocates

Prisoners


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Rep. Rick Allen
(R-GA)

Alimujiang Yimiti
China


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Rep. Don Beyer
(D-VA)

 

Alaa Abd El Fattah
Egypt

Ismail Alexandrani
Egypt


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

Pastor
Bakhrom Kholmatov

Tajikstan (released)

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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
(D-OR)

Loujain al-Hathloul
Saudi Arabia (conditionally released)

Fariba Kamalabadi
Iran

Diane Rwigara
Rwanda (released)


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Rep. Ted Budd
(R-NC)

Khalil Maatouk
Syria


Headshot of Congressman Salud Carbajal
Rep. Salud Carbajal
(D-CA)

Dr. Hatoon al-Fassi
Saudi Arabia (conditionally released)


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

Bui Thi Minh Hang 
Vietnam (released)


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Rep. David Cicilline
(D-RI)

Mahmoud Abou Zeid
(Shawkan)

Egypt (conditionally released)

Francis Jang Xuan Dieu 
Vietnam (released)


Sen. Chris Coons
(D-DE)

Ekpar Asat
China

Fomusoh Ivo Feh
Cameroon (released)

Azah Levis Gob
Cameroon (released)

Afuh Nivelle Nfor
Cameroon (released)


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

Lobsang Tsering
China


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)

Y Pum Bya
Vietnam

Y Yich
Vietnam


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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
(D-TX)

Ta Phong Tan 
Vietnam (released)


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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)

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
Bahrain

Abduljalil al-Singace
Bahrain

Pham Doan Trang
Vietnam

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

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc
Vietnam

Nguyen Bac Truyen
Vietnam

Nguyen Van Lia 
Vietnam (released)



Sen. Ed Markey
(D-MA)

Xu Zhiyong
China


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)

Luis Carlos Valle Tinoco
Nicaragua

Karla Vanessa
Escobar Maldonado

Nicaragua

Yader Antonio
Polanco Cisneros
Nicaragua

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
The Panchen Lama

China

Raif Badawi
Saudi Arabia (conditionally released)

Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain (released)



Sen. Bob Menendez
(D-NJ)

 

Crimean Journalists
Russia

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

Selahattin Demirtaş
Turkey

Kunchok Tsephel
China (conditionally released)

Abdul Shakoor
Pakistan (released)

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

Ardeshir Fanaian
Iran

Yiliyasijiang Reheman
China

Mahvash Sabet
Iran


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

Father Nguyen Van Ly 
Vietnam (released)

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 (conditionally released)

 

 

 

Past Advocates

Prisoners

Rep. Ted Deutch
(D-FL, Ret.)
Behrouz Tavakkoli
Iran (released)

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 (died in custody)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler
(R-MO, Ret.)

Pastor John Cao
China

Wang Yi
China

Zhang Shaojie
China

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. James R. Langevin
(D-RI, Ret.)
Ilham Tohti
China
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
(D-CA, Ret.)

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. 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. David Price
(D-NC, Ret.)

Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu 
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. Steve Chabot
(R-OH, Ret.)
Peng Ming
China (died in custody)

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

Dr. Tun Aung
Burma (released)

Rep. Jackie Speier
(D-CA, Ret.)

Senator Leila de Lima
Philippines

Samar Badawi
Saudi Arabia (conditionally released)

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

Gao Zhisheng
China