Musallam Al-Ma’ashani

On November 14, 2019, security forces arrested Al-Ma’ashani and transferred him to a prison where he was denied lawyers and necessary medications. In protest, he began a hunger strike.… 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

Ismael El-Bozom

Officers in the Hamas-controlled General Investigation Unit arrested El-Bozom on March 20, 2020 over cartoons he had posted on Facebook calling for the release of writer Abdullah Abu Sharkh.… More

Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif

Seif, an opinion writer and filmmaker, went to Tora Prison to receive a letter from her brother, blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, where she was attacked. When reporting the… More

Sayed Shehta

An editor and columnist at Youm7, Shehta was arrested by security forces on August 30, 2020 on unknown charges and held in pre-trial detention. Days earlier, he had tested… More

Sudha Bharadwaj

Sudha Bharadwaj

On August 28, 2018 Bharadwaj’s house was raided, and she was detained for ‘inciting violence’ as part of a coordinated series of politically-motivated arrests of activists in the Bhima-Koregaon… More

Anisa Jafari-Mehr

Jafari-Mehr is a writer and literary critic at J, a Germany-based Kurdish-language magazine. She was arrested on November 23, 2020 for alleged propaganda and anti-state charges, until her conditional… More

Dariush Moradi

Moradi is a Kurdish cultural activist who serves on the editorial board of Hesareh, a literary website. Security forces arrested him on November 23, 2020, searching his home and… More

Milad Jannat

Jannat is a member of the Iranian Writers Association, a translator, and a poet. He was detained in a home raid in July 2020, in which authorities reportedly confiscated… More

Nejat Bahrami

Nejat Bahrami

Bahrami is a freelance columnist who writes political, economic, and cultural commentary. In May 2020, one year after he was convicted, a court summoned him to begin his one-year… More