Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi | Status: Murdered | Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who had been exiled in the U.S. since mid-2017, disappeared while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018; … More

Narges Mohammadi talking to someone wearing a hijab

Narges Mohammadi | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Narges Mohammadi is an independent journalist and the former vice-president and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), which advocates for human rights reform and represents political… More

Pinar Selek

Pınar Selek | Status: In Exile | Turkey

In July 1998, writer, sociologist, and feminist Pınar Selek was arrested in connection with an explosion at the Istanbul Spice Bazaar, a tragedy that led to the deaths of… More

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Rakhim Esenov | Status: Deceased | Turkmenistan

Rakhim Esenov was charged in February 2004 with “inciting social, national, and religious hatred using the mass media,” which he has indicated refers to statements made by characters in… More

Vladyslav Yesypenko

Vladyslav Yesypenko | Status: Imprisoned | Ukraine

Vladyslav Yesypenko, a freelance journalist for the Krym.Realii project at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was detained in March 2021 by the Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) while reporting in… More

Hrant Dink | Status: Murdered | Turkey

Hrant Dink is editor-in-chief of the Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper Agos, a paper that seeks to provide a voice to the Armenian community and create a dialogue between Turks and… More

Raif Badawi | Status: Conditional Release | Saudi Arabia

Raif Badawi is a blogger from Saudi Arabia and the editor of the website Liberal Saudi Network. More

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan were arrested in September 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers, writers, and journalists following the 2016 failed coup. More

Dr. Stella Nyanzi

Stella Nyanzi | Status: In Exile | Uganda

Jump to: Case Background Case Updates In Their Words Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan medical anthropologist, activist, and writer, was convicted after writing and posting a poem online, in which she criticized Ugandan… More