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Chen Yu | Status: Imprisoned | China

Bookseller Chen Yu was detained in September 2019 on suspicion of “illegal business activities” related to selling unapproved books in China. More

Ai Weiwei | Status: Continued Harassment | China

Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been free to travel since Beijing authorities returned his passport in July 2015. However, Ai was previously banned from foreign travel… More

Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai | Status: Imprisoned | China

Hong Kong publisher and Swedish national Gui Minhai was disappeared from his vacation home in Pattaya, Thailand on October 17, 2015. He remained in Chinese detention for more than… More

Yang Licai

In December 2019, artist Yang Licai was arrested on charges of inciting disruption. His arrest was closely linked to posts he made online in support of Hong Kong protesters.… More

Zhang Wenfang

Zhang Wenfang posted poems about the Wuhan lockdown due to COVID-19 and was detained. She was first detained on “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” until she was later sentenced… More

Zhang Xuezhong

Zhang Xuezhong was detained by the police after he published a letter calling on the National People's Congress to draft a new constitution and criticized their handling of the… More

Chai Xiaoming

Xiaoming was detained on March 21, 2019 for his involvement in the publication of a politically sensitive article on Red Reference, a magazine where he worked as an editor.… More

Chen Zhaozhi

Chen Zhaozhi, a scholar and online commentator, was detained in March 2020 for his online writings criticizing the government during COVID-19. His prolonged detention has placed Chen, who already… More

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