Geng Xiaonan

Publisher and political activist Geng, and her husband Qin Zhen, were detained in September 2020 on charges of “running an illegal business” operation following Geng’s public support of scholar… 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

Khado Tsetan

Tibetan lyricist Khado Tsetan was arrested in 2019 due to a song he wrote that praised the Dalai Lama. In July 2020 the Chinese government sentenced him to seven… More

Lhundrub Drakpa

Lhundrub Drakpa was detained in May 2019 shortly after the release of his song “Black Hat.” He had been arbitrarily detained for over a year, during which he was… More

Ablikim Kalkun

In late 2019, Uyghur comedian and singer Kalkun was reportedly sentenced to 18 years in prison for performing songs deemed politically sensitive, despite the fact they were earlier approved… More

Denis Solís González

Solís González is a Cuban songwriter and rapper whose musical work features content critical of repression by the authorities. Solís was forcibly detained in November 2020 after he posted… More

Maria Kolesnikova

Opposition leader who ran against President Lukashenka, was detained for political campaigns and protests. The political activist faces a prison sentence for ‘undermining national security’ and is accused of… More

Alena Palachanskaya

During a street rally on August 20, 2020 both members of the band LAUDANS, Palachanskaya and Andrey Luhin, had their instruments confiscated. On October 16, 2020 both were detained… More

Ales Pushkin

Ales Pushkin gave a performance in defense of the Belarusian language in 2019, and was breifly detained by police. On August 11, 2020, he was detained in Minsk as… More

Alexander Pomidoroff

On September 19, 2020, Pomidoroff was detained after playing at a neighbours’ gathering in Anharskaja district of Minsk and was sentenced to eight days of administrative arrest. In November,… More

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