Thanapol Eawsakul

Thanapol Eawsakul is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Same Sky Books, a political magazine and publisher of books on Thai politics and history. Police have harassed Thanapol and Same… More

Semiramis Babaei

Babaei is an award-winning dramatist, journalist, translator, and literary writer. Her work includes plays, literary criticism, theater criticism, and social satire for magazines. She was arrested at her home… More

Fahad Shah

Shah, a Kashmiri editor, was arrested on February 4, 2022 for publishing "anti-national content." On February 26, he was arrested again hours after being released on bail and held… More

Hui Po-keung

Hui is a professor, social commentator, and cultural studies scholar whose numerous academic publications focus on the history of capitalism, education, and the economy. On May 11, 2022, he… More

Nasta Karnackaja

Nasta Karnackaja is a literary critic and columnist who runs the Telegram channel “Bellit” where she publishes book reviews and commentary. In May 2022, she assisted with the… More

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Magazine editor and activist Somyot was arrested on October 16, 2020 for sedition for his involvement in the September 2020 pro-democracy demonstrations. He was again detained in February 2021… More

Olga Shparaga

Olga Shparaga

On October 4, 2020, philospher and writer Shparaga was detained for one day during a protest; but five days later, she was detained at Savecki district police department when… 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 His Moroccan citizenship was revoked… More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 sentence.… More