Chen Qiushi

A citizen journalist who reported on the 2019 protests in Hong Kong, Chen documented videos of hospitals, funeral homes, and empty streets in Wuhan at the onset of the… More

Writers at Risk Database

Chen Yunfei

Chen spent four years in prison for ‘picking quarrels’ after organizing an event to commemorate a Tiananmen Massacre victim. He was released in 2019 but faces continued repression. Chen… More

Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti, Imprisoned in China

Ilham Tohti is a writer and professor from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Tohti’s defense of human rights has made him a target of the Chinese state. More

Liu Yanli

Blogger Liu, who has written about politics and democracy on WeChat since 2009, was detained in 2018 after a six-month period of residential surveillance. She was sentenced to four… More