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

Alexei Kuzmich

On Election day, August 9, 2020, Alexei Kuzmich gave a part of his performance “I Believe or the Philistine World of Political Animals” at a polling location. The next… More

Kea Sokun

Rapper Kea Sokun wrote the popular song “Dey Khmer,” in which his lyrics discuss the politics of Cambodia’s land ownership. On September 4, 2020, he was detained for incitement.… More

Long Puthera

After the arrest of fellow rapper Kea Sokun, Long Puthera was detained in September 2020 for his song about income inequality. Found guilty of incitement, he was sentenced to… More

Joao Paolo Cuenca

João Paulo Cuenca

In response to a satirical tweet involving President Jair Bolsonaro, writer and filmmaker Cuenca has faced over 130 targeted and costly lawsuits from state officials and religious leaders, demanding… More

Hachalu Hundessa photo

Hachalu Hundessa

Musician and activist Hundessa was shot and killed in Addis Ababa on June 29, 2020. His death sparked widespread unrest in the country, in which hundreds were killed. Alleged… More

Ahmed Kabir Kishore

Cartoonist Kishore was arrested with ten other defendants on May 6, 2020 for criticizing the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in his cartoon series titled “Life in the… More

Ali Aracı Grup Yorum

Aracı is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum. The band's music has angered Turkish authorities and members have faced serious threats. Arrested June 19, 2019, a… More

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