Zechariah Makuach Maror

Maror, a columnist in several local dailies, was arrested on April 18, 2020 for alleged defamation in his writing and social media posts criticizing South Sudan’s Ministry of Finance.… More

Ahnaf Jazeem

Jazeem was arrested on May 16, 2020 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in relation to his book of poetry Navarasam, in which authorities claimed without basis that he… More

Ramzy Razeek

Blogger Razeek was arrested in April 2020 after posting on Facebook regarding need for an “ideological Jihad” to stop organized anti-Muslim propaganda. In response, he and his family faced… More

Hajooj Kuka

Hajooj Kuka

In August 2020, authorities raided a cultural center in Khartoum where Kuka and other artists were rehearsing a play at a threater workshop, following a reported noise complaint. Kuka,… More

Daler Sharifov

On January 28, 2020, authorities detained Sharifov in a home raid and later charged him with inciting ethnic, racial, and religious hatred. In April 2020, he was sentenced to… More

Arnon Nampa

Arnon Nampa

Since August 2020, Arnon Nampa has been arrested and released on bail several times for his speeches at peaceful protests. In February 2021, he was remanded for violating lèse-majesté… More

Patiwat Saraiyaem

Saraiyaem was arrested on October 19, 2020 on sedition charges for his involvement in Bangkok pro-democracy protests the month prior. After being arrested and released shortly after several times… More

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Magazine editor and activist Somyot was arrested on October 16, 2020 for sedition for his involvement in the September 2020 pro-democracy demonstrations. He was again detained in February 2021… More

Alnur Ilyashev

Detained in April 2020, Ilyashev was sentenced in June to three years of restricted freedoms and a five year ban on political activism for a series of Facebook posts… More

Awad Al-Sawafi

Al-Sawafi, an activist and blogger, was arrested and immediately charged on June 3, 2020. Two weeks later, he was handed down a suspended sentence of one year in prison… More