Go Sherab Gyatso Gosher

Author of the book We Need to Wake Up and several articles describing restrictions on Tibetans’ freedom of expression under Chinese rule, Gyatso was taken into custody on October… More

Gangkye Drubpa Kyab

Poet, teacher, and author of several books on Tibetan unrest in 2008, Gangkye Drubpa Kyab was arrested on March 23, 2021 in Kardze for undisclosed reasons. Between 2012 and… More

Said Djabelkhir

Scholar Djabelkhir was—without notice—charged with “offending the precepts of Islam” after writing three Facebook posts in which he provided “academic reflections” on the Quran and Islamic tradition in January… 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

Abdulaziz Al-Dukhail

On April 25, 2020, Al-Dukhail was arrested and detained without formal charges for a tweet he posted in support of the activist Abdullah Al-Hamid following his death. According to… More

Aql Al-Bahili

Professor, writer, and journalist, Al-Bahili was arrested in April 2020 after tweeting condolences over the death of a prominent Saudi human rights defender. When arrested, he was subjected to… More

Hasan Basri Aydın

Hasan Basri Aydın was briefly detained at the airport after returning to Istanbul for medical treatment on charges of insulting two former justice ministers. He was officially arrested and… More

Jose Bello

In May 2019, Bello recited his poem “Dear America,” inspired by his first-hand experience of detention in Mesa Verde detention facility, at a local forum. Less than 36 hours… More

Apoorvanand Jha

On August 3, 2020, Jha, a Hindi professor known for his criticism of the Indian government's passing of the controversial 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, was questioned for five hours… More

Sajid Soomro

Soomro was arrested on June 10, 2020, when dozens of police officers raided his home. Authorities filed a blasphemy case under the Pakistan Penal Code for Soomro’s writings that… More

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