Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was arrested on October 16, 2020 on sedition charges for his involvement in the pro-democracy demonstrations in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. After being arrested and released… More

Olga Shparaga

On October 4, 2020, Shparaga was detained during a protest march for one day. On October 9, she was once again detained when she was summoned to testify at… More

Mohammed Saud Al-Bishr

Al-Bishr, a professor and commentator on politics and religion, was arrested in October 2017. Human rights monitors report that he was arrested for commenting on excessive censorship in media.… More

Writers at Risk Database

Abraham Serfaty

Political dissident and editor of the literary magazine Souffles, Serfaty endured 17 years of imprisonment and 13 years of exile for his political views. His Moroccan citizenship was revoked… More

Haji Mirzahid Kerimi

Kerimi, former Kashgar Publishing House staff, was arrested and detained for his role in publishing books deemed “problematic” for their “improper” political content, and was handed an 11-year suspended… More

Abliz Ömer

Ömer, a retired editor-in-chief, was arrested and detained in a sweep of staff at a Uyghur-run publishing house in 2017 after the Chinese government declared that its books contained… More

Wahitjan Osman

Osman was arrested without charge in 2018 and is currently detained in one of the many Uyghur re-education camps. There is no known date set for his trial; others… More

Ablajan Siyit

Siyit, the editor-in-chief of the Uyghur-run Kashgar Publishing House, was detained in a sweep of arrests for his role in the publication of books deemed “problematic” for their “improper”… More

Yasin Zilal

Yasin Zilal is a poet and the editor of Tarim, a monthly Uyghur literary magazine. In 2018, Zilal was arrested without charge and detained in a concentration camp as… More

Writers at Risk

Osman Zunun

Zunun, a staff member at Uyghur-run Kashgar Publishing House, was detained in a sweep of arrests for his role in the publication of books deemed “problematic” for their “improper”… More

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