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

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

In 2018 Dr. Iqbal was stabbed by an anti-secular extremist after receiving multiple death threats. Iqbal recovered and one of his attackers received life in prison while another received… More

Writers at Risk Database

Kem Ley

Kem Ley, a prominent political analyst who was critical of the government, was assassinated on July 10, 2016. Police prevented the commemoration of his death in 2019 and a… More

Writers at Risk Database

Arif Yunus

Yunus was sentenced in 2015 on retaliatory charges of financial fraud. He was conditionally released after 4 months in prison due to health concerns, and granted the ability to… More

Writers at Risk Database

Abduljalil Al-Singace

Awarded the PEN Pinter international writer of courage prize in 2022, Al-Singace is serving a life sentence for his human rights activism. Suffering from post-polio syndrome, his health has… More