Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after… More

Katsiaryna Andreyeva

Reporter Andreyeva was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside camerawoman Darya Chultsova, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after livestreaming… More

Gulmira Imin

Imin, a poet and Uyghur-language website moderator from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 for “splittism, leaking state secrets, and organizing an illegal… More

Writers at Risk Database

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Sotoudeh, a lawyer and women's rights activist was handed a 38-year sentence and 148 lashes for her work. In 2020, she went on a 46-day hunger strike to protest… More

Aigul Otepova

Blogger Otepova was placed under house arrest in September 2020 for accusations of supporting the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK), labelled an extremist movement. She was forcibly brought to… More

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

Sudha Bharadwaj

On August 28, 2018 Bharadwaj’s house was raided and she was detained for ‘inciting violence’ on December 30, 2017 as part of a coordinated series of politically-motivated arrests of… More

Anisa Jafari-Mehr

Kurdish writer Jafari-Mehr was arrested on November 23, 2020 as one of several writers arrested that day by the Revolutionary Guard Intelligence Agents. She was only able to inform… More

Geng Xiaonan

Publisher and political activist Geng, and her husband Qin Zhen, were detained in September 2020 on charges of “running an illegal business” operation following Geng’s public support of scholar… More

Zhang Wenfang

Zhang Wenfang posted poems about the Wuhan lockdown due to COVID-19 and was detained. She was first detained on “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” until she was later sentenced… More

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