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

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

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

Keyvan Bajan, Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan Mahabadi

Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, Reza Khandan Mahabadi | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Baktash Abtin, Kevyan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi are three celebrated writers, free expression advocates, and board members of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA). The three writers are serving… More

Arash Ganji

Arash Ganji | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Arash Ganji is a prominent writer, translator, and the Secretary of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA), who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his translation of a… More

Chen Yunfei

Chen Yunfei | Status: Detained | China

Chen Yunfei is a performance artist who works at the intersection of human rights activism and art. His art is overtly political, promoting the Chinese pro-democracy movement. More

Law Chow Wong

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law | Status: Imprisoned | China/Hong Kong

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law are three prominent student activists who played a leading role in the 2014 Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong. More

Galal El Behairy

Galal El-Behairy | Status: Imprisoned | Egypt

Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist who has been in detention in Tora Prison in Cairo since March 2018. More

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

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