Ramzy Razeek

Blogger Razeek was arrested in April 2020 after posting on Facebook regarding need for an “ideological Jihad” to stop organized anti-Muslim propaganda. In response, he and his family faced… More

Eduardo Galindo Peña

Galindo Peña was detained on April 15, 2020 in a warrantless home raid by the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command and brought to court 96 hours later for writing… More

Le Huu Minh Tuan Le Tuan

Le Tuan has written critically of government policies and in support of democracy. He was arrested in June 2020 under Article 117, related to propaganda against the state, for… More

Awad Al-Sawafi

Al-Sawafi, an activist and blogger, was arrested and immediately charged on June 3, 2020. Two weeks later, he was handed down a suspended sentence of one year in prison… More

Ismael El-Bozom

Officers in the Hamas-controlled General Investigation Unit arrested el-Bozom on March 20, 2020 over cartoons he had posted on Facebook calling for the release of Abdullah Abu Sharkh. He… More

Sayed Shehta

Shehta, the deputy managing editor of Youm7, was arrested by security forces on August 30, 2020. Days earlier, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was self isolating. He lost… More

Abolhassan Kamali

Poet Abolhassan Kamali was given a four-month suspended sentence of two years seven months in prison with an electronic handcuff on charges of blasphemy and spreading lies. The court… More

Dariush Moradi

Moradi is a Kurdish cultural activist who serves on the editorial board of Hesareh, a literary website. Security forces arrested him on November 23, 2020, searching his home and… More

Nejat Bahrami

Nejat Bahrami

Bahrami is a freelance columnist who writes political, economic, and cultural commentary. A court summoned him to begin his one-year sentence in May 2020 one year after his conviction… More

Alnur Ilyashev

Detained in April 2020, Ilyashev was sentenced in June to three years of restricted freedoms and a five year ban on political activism for a series of Facebook posts… More

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