Ihar Bancer

Bancer, lyricist and frontman for band Mister X, was detained in October 2020 for his partially nude protest in front of police, after being released from jail 10 days… More

Anatol Kudlasevich

Kudlasevich penned the song “The Anthem of Resistance” that he sang at protests and rallies in support of alternative candidates. He was illegally detained despite ‘disability group 2’ immunity,… More

Pablo Rivadulla Pablo Hásel

Spanish rapper Rivadulla faces up to two years in prison after he was charged with insulting members of the royal family and "promoting terrorism" in his music and tweets.… More

Hajooj Kuka

In August 2020, authorities raided a cultural center in Khartoum where Kuka and other artists were rehearsing a play at a threater workshop, following a reported noise complaint. Kuka,… More

Patiwat Saraiyaem

Patiwat Saraiyaem was arrested on October 19, 2020 on sedition charges for his involvement in the pro-democracy protests in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. After being arrested and released… More

Emre Günsal

Comedian Günsal was arrested in Istanbul in April 2020 for writing in his stand-up show that allegedly insulted Turkey's first president Kemal Atatürk and prominent figures in the city… More

Ömer Aslan Porçay

In 2018, popular satirist Ömer Aslan, known as Porçay on YouTube was charged with encouraging the use of psychotropic substances for writing a rap song, in which he parodied… More

Sanaa Seif

Seif, an opinion writer and filmmaker, went to Tora Prison to receive a letter from her brother, blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, where she was attacked. When reporting the… More

Ismael El-Bozom

Officers in the Hamas-controlled General Investigation Unit arrested el-Bozom on March 20, 2020 over cartoons he had posted on Facebook calling for the release of Abdullah Abu Sharkh. He… More

Yury Stylski

On August 15, 2020, Stylski, lyricist and leader of a black-listed band ‘Daj Dorogu,’ attended peaceful rally in Brest with a loud-speaker and Belarusian flag, where he was detained… More

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