Negin Aramesh

A poet, translator, and student, Aramesh posts her written poems on her Instagram account. She was arrested on September 23, 2022 and detained and reportedly interrogated under threats of… More

Danson Kahyana

A writer, poet, and academic, Dr Kanhaya's online writing was sometimes critical of the authorities. In April 2022, he was violently attacked by unkown assailants on his way home… More

Nattapol Chaiching

Nattapol, a historian, is facing a civil defamation suit for his writings on the Thai monarchy. The plaintiff, a royal descendant, is seeking 50 million baht in damages based… More

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Vladimir Kara-Murza is a journalist, politician, and opinion columnist who has long been targeted for his criticism of the Russian government. He survived two poisoning attempts in 2015 and… More

Sadegh Zibakalam

Zibakalam, a professor at the University of Tehran, was summoned to court for "threatening national security" in April 2022. His trial began on July 26, 2022. He was since… More

Behnaz Amani

Literary writer and poet Behnaz Amani was arrested near her home on October 20, 2022 and indicted with “conspiracy against national security” in November 2022. The charges were not… More

Hadi Hakim Shahafi

Online commentator and academic writer, Shahafi was first arrested in December 2019 and spent 10 days in detention. He was imprisoned on February 22, 2022, and released temporarily on… More

Hossein Dehbashi

A literary writer, online commentator, and historian, Dehbashi was convicted for making a claim that Ahmad Khomeini died of drug overuse. He was sentenced to 6 months in prison… More

Barshashree Buragohain

Buragohain, an undergraduate student, writes poetry and shares it on her Facebook account. She was arrested on May 18, 2022 for writing an allegedly "anti-national poem" titled Akou Korim… More

Farhat Khan

Dr. Khan wrote a book titled Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System that was first published in 2015. Her publisher received complaints about some parts of the book being… More