Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and journalist, was arrested and detained by police on December 31, 2020 during a candlelight procession he had organized against bad governance in Nigeria.… More

Chen Zhaozhi

Chen Zhaozhi, a scholar and online commentator, was detained in March 2020 for his online writings criticizing the government during COVID-19. His prolonged detention has placed Chen, who already… More

Yang Licai

In December 2019, artist Yang Licai was arrested on charges of inciting disruption. His arrest was closely linked to posts he made online in support of Hong Kong protesters.… More

Zhang Wenfang

Zhang Wenfang posted poems about the Wuhan lockdown due to COVID-19 and was detained. She was first detained on “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” until she was later sentenced… More

Zhang Xuezhong

Zhang Xuezhong was detained by the police after he published a letter calling on the National People's Congress to draft a new constitution and criticized their handling of the… More

Gendun Lhundrub Lhamko

Gendun Lhundrub is a Tibetan poet, writer, scholar, and former monk who was arrested in December 2020 by the Chinese authorities. He is being held at an unknown location… More

Abdo Fayed

Fayed, an Egyptian journalist and online commentator, remains detained since May 2020, charged with disinformation and joining a terrorist group. The detention followed a series of Facebook posts in… More

Amer Abdel Moneim

Moneim writes political opinion articles including criticism of President El-Sisi’s policies. His latest writing for the Egyptian Institute for Studies analyzes geopolitics and domestic policies. In December 2020, he… More

Amin El-Mahdy

El-Mahdy, a writer and publisher, was arrested on September 9, 2020 because of a Facebook post calling the Egyptian President “a murderer, traitor, coward, and thief.” He was released… More

Chai Xiaoming

Xiaoming was detained on March 21, 2019 for his involvement in the publication of a politically sensitive article on Red Reference, a magazine where he worked as an editor.… More

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