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

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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. She was first detained on “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and later sentenced to six months in prison… 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

Chai was detained on March 21, 2019 for publishing a politically sensitive article on Red Reference, a magazine where he worked as an editor. He was held for six… More

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