Alejandro Guilleuma Ibáñez

Ibáñez was detained while demonstrating in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood, along with other artists, in October 2022. He remains in detention with no clear information about his sentence, final… More

Didier Almagro Toledo

Almagro, a "contestatory" rapper using his music to protest the government and reflect on political topics, was arrested at his home by state security agents following a protest in… More

Randy Arteaga Rivera

Arteaga, a rapper who has published songs on socio-political issues in Cuba, was arrested and detained during the 11J protests. In April 2022, he was sentenced to five years… More

Denise Ho

A musician-turned-activist, Ho has been repeatedly targeted by Chinese authorities for her outspoken pro-democracy views, expressed through her songs, social media posts, and in columns written for the now-defunct… More

Tommy Yuen

Yuen rose to prominence as a member of the popular Cantopop band E-kids. Now a leading pro-democracy activist on social media and in online articles, he is known for… More

Mya Aye

Mya Aye

Mya Aye was surrounded at gunpoint and arrested on February 1, 2021, the first day of the coup. He was charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” using a 2014 email… More

Saw Phoe Khwar

Reggae singer and public figure Saw Phoe Khwar was detained on February 1, 2021 on the first day of the military coup. He was sentenced to two years in… More

Toomaj Salehi

Toomaj Salehi

A popular rapper known for the dissident nature of his songs, Toomaj was briefly arrested in September 2021. Denied legal representation, in January 2022 he was given a 6-month… More

Ramón Eusebio López Díaz El Invasor

Known for his dissident writing in his songs and online, rapper Ramón Eusebio López Díaz livestreamed his arrest on June 18, 2021, as police broke into his house following… More

Richard Zamora El Radikal

Richard Zamora is a lyricist who frequently express critical ideas about the Cuban government in his music. On July 12, 2021, Zamora was arrested after participating in the 11J… More