Chen Xi Chen Youcai

On December 26, 2011, Chen was sentenced to 10 years in prison at a trial that lasted less than three hours for “inciting subversion of state power.” His conviction… More

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Guo Quan

Guo was released from prison in 2018 after serving a 10-year sentence for writing a series of articles titled “Herald of Democracy.” He went missing in late January 2020… More

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Eric Ohena Lembembe

A lawyer who represented LGBT clients, Lembembe's mutilated body was found on July 15, 2013. Though the Cameroonian government denies reports that his murder was linked to LGBT activism,… More

Tsi Conrad

Conrad, a photojournalist, was beaten and arrested at gunpoint in 2016 while filming a rally at which police killed four protesters. For disseminating the footage, Conrad was sentenced to… More

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Enoh Meyomesse

In November 2011, Meyomesse was arrested for attempting to organize a coup following a failed presidential bid challenging the 30-year rule of President Paul Biya. He served three years… More

Yvan Godbout

In April 2019, Godbout was charged with producing and distributing child pornography for a passage from his novel Hansel et Gretel, a retelling of the fairytale, in which a… More

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Javier Rebolledo Escobar

Rebolledo was charged with ‘serious insult’ in July 2018 after the publication of his work of non-fiction, titled in English Chameleon: The Double Life of a Communist Agent. He… More

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Bei Dao

Among the most acclaimed poets of his generation, Dao was accused of inciting the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and exiled from China, causing him to move to seven… More

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Gui Minhai

A Swedish citizen, Gui was one of five Hong Kong booksellers to disappear in 2015 and resurface in Chinese custody. While the others have been released, Gui spent years… More

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Nurmuhemmet Yasin

Award-winning Uyghur author and poet Yasin was imprisoned in February 2005 on charges of 'inciting separatism' for his poem "Wild Pigeon," an allegory about the son of a pigeon… More