Ruhi Karadağ

Ruhi Karadağ is a journalist turned writer/TV producer who was targeted for his book Yarali Yonca. Karadağ was arrested at the airport on March 24, 2021, after being exiled… More

Aytekin Gezici

Gezici is a prominent political commentator, Zaman reporter, and author of more than 25 books on Turkish politics. He has been accused of “violating confidentiality” in his books and… More

Cengiz Çandar

Cengiz Çandar

The author of seven books and a columnist who writes for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse, Çandar is on trial for the crime of “praising crime and criminals” due to a… More

Erk Acarer

Acarer is a Turkish columnist and author who has been living in exile in Berlin since 2017. On July 7, 2021, he was attacked outside of his home by… More

Saud Al-Sarhan

A researcher and columnist whose published works include political commentary on Saudi political, economic, and social issues, Al-Sarhan went missing in October 2021 after writing an article that acknowledged… More

Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina

Rusesabagina is the author of An Ordinary Man, an autobiography on his life-saving actions as a hotel manager during the Rwandan genocide. He was detained in Kigali in August… More

Than Myint Aung

Than Myint Aung is a novelist, short story writer, and philanthropist known for her writing on societal issues and her literary speeches. In the early hours of the coup… More

Wai Moe Naing Monywa Panda

A writer and member of PEN Myanmar, Wai Moe Naing rose to prominence as an anti-coup protest leader in Monywa for his role in organizing daily demonstrations, banging pots… More

​​Aung Naing Myint Min Di Par

Novelist Aung Naing Myint, arrested in the past in connection to his writing, was detained on October 15, 2021 for allegedly being linked to the People's Defense Forces, the… More

Nima Ghasemi

Ghasemi, a philosophy scholar who holds a PhD from Shahid Beheshti University, was arrested on February 8, 2021 and taken to Evin Prison where he was kept in solitary… More