Writers at Risk Database

Liu Xia

After her husband Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for calling for political reforms in China, poet Lu Xia was held incommunicado under extralegal house arrest.… More

Writers at Risk Database

Rezaul Karim Siddique

On April 23, 2016, Siddique was murdered by Islamic militants. While his death by machete was similar to other secular bloggers, Siddique was not publicly critical of Islam and… More

Writers at Risk Database

Shahzahan Bachchu

On June 11, 2018, extremists murdered secular writer Bachchu in a drive-by shooting. Three of the four suspects were later killed in police shootouts, but the legal case is… More

Henry Sawpon

Sawpon was arrested for hurting religious sentiments on May 14, 2019 and was released on bail one day later. He is still awaiting trial. More

Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford

Clifford has faced police harassment, death and rape threats, and attempted physical attacks in for authoring O Segundo Jesus, Rainha do Céu, a play that explores the multiplicity of… More

Itatí Schvartzman

Itatí Schvartzman

Schvartzman is a Jewish feminist activist who has faced harassment for her writing. In 2018, she received death threats via Facebook, and in late 2019 she was the victim… More