António Aly Silva

Freelance journalist and editor of the blog Dictatorship of Consensus, António Aly Silva is a strong critic of President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló and the current regime. He was detained… More

Malcolm Bidali

Bidali is a Kenyan blogger and security guard who writes about migrant workers’ experiences in Qatar, where he lived for three years. On May 4, 2021, he was detained… More

Alireza Nouri

Nouri, a member of the Iranian Writers Association, was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the charge of “blasphemy through writing offensive poetry online” in 2017. While his prison… More

Mohamed Cheikh ould Mohamed Mkhaïtir

In 2014, Mkhaïtr was sentenced to death for writing an article, in which he argued that Muaritania’s caste system was not justified by the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.… More

Said Djabelkhir

Scholar Djabelkhir was—without notice—charged with “offending the precepts of Islam” after writing three Facebook posts of “academic reflections” on the Quran and Islamic tradition in January 2020. In April… More

Pham Chi Thanh

Pham Thanh is the author of several books and essays critical of government leaders and a member of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam. He was arrested on May… More

Imad Barghouthi

Palestinian astrophysicist and professor Barghouthi was arrested on June 16, 2020. On August 2, 2020, after being detained for more than two weeks without explanation, he was charged with… More

Aigul Otepova

Blogger Otepova was placed under house arrest in September 2020 for accusations of supporting the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK), labelled an extremist movement. She was forcibly brought to… More

Tran Duc Thach

Tran Duc Thach was arrested on April 23, 2020 and charged with “activities aimed at overthrowing the People’s Government” for his Facebook posts on government corruption and human rights… More

Zechariah Makuach Maror

Maror, a columnist in several local dailies, was arrested on April 18, 2020 for accusations of defamation in his writing and social media posts criticizing South Sudan’s Ministry of… More

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