Wai Moe Naing Monywa Panda

A writer and member of PEN Myanmar, Wai Moe Naing rose to prominence as an anti-coup protest leader in Monywa for his role in organizing daily demonstrations, banging pots… 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

Myo Tazar Maung Tayzar

Poet, translator, and teacher Myo Tazar Maung was arrested on September 20, 2021 and was charged with Section 505(b) of the Penal Code, which criminalizes speech that “is likely… More

Nanda Tin Htut Han Lin

Poet Nanda Tin Htut, also known as Han Lin, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan Road… More

Taoufik Bouachrine

Taoufik Bouachrine

The publisher of Akhbar al-Youm, Bouachrine is known for his editorials and columns criticizing the Moroccan government. He has been targeted in the past for his writing, and was… More

Soulaimane Raissouni

Raissouni is a columnist, documentary filmmaker, and the former editor-in-chief of Akhbar al-Youm, an independent daily newspaper. Detained since 2020, he is serving a 5-year prison sentence for sexual… More

​​Aung Naing Myint Min Di Par

Novelist Aung Naing Myint, arrested in the past in connection to his writing, was detained on October 15, 2021 for allegedly being linked to the People's Defense Forces, the… More

Aye Ko

Aye Ko, a poet and state officer, was arrested on March 11, 2021 after posting letters and poems on Facebook concerning the coup. He was tried and sentenced in… More

Daw Khin Than Wai Wa Thone Dray

Poet Daw Khin Than Wai, also known as Wa Thone Dray, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on… More

Khin Thet Htar Latt Nora

Poet and multimedia artist Khin Thet Htar Latt, also known as Nora, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets… More