Dima Sadek

Journalist and online commentator Sadek has been the target of harassment campaigns by supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah movement and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM). She was sued by… More

Shahd Abusalama

A long time Palestinian activist, columnist and blogger, Abusalama is well-known for her anti-Zionist stance and her criticism of Israel. She has faced multiple instances of harassment since 2018,… More

Marzouka Oummou Hani

Hani, a talented young author, wrote Mon Pere ou Mon Destin (My Father or My Destiny). She was sued for blasphemy by the leader of Idool Village for alleged derogatory comments… More

Yihe Zhang

A historian and literary writer, Yihe has seen her work continually be censored by the Chinese government. She reported on her Facebook account that she was a victim of… More

Sheng Xue

Sheng is a Chinese-Canadian author, a PEN Canada member, and a prominent human rights activist. She wrote three books in 2001 and 2008, all of which were banned in… More

Vicky Xu

Xu is a comedian and journalist who wrote for the New York Times from Bejing. She has faced multiple instances of harassment in China due to her reporting on the Uyghur… More

Yutong Su

A blogger and former journalist, Yutong is also a pro-democracy online activist who has faced multiple instances of harassment in China dating back to 2010. After she had circulated… More

Svetlana Alexievich

A renowned literary writer, essayist and Belarus's first ever Nobel Prize winner, Alexievich was charged for alleged "appeals to overthrow or change constitutional order of the Republican of Belarus… More

Arzu Demir

A literary writer and journalist, Demir was sentenced to 6 years in prison for writing two books titled “Dağın Kadın Hali (Womanly State of the Mountain)” and “Devrimin Rojava… More

Dinara Gagarina

Gagarina is a former Associate Professor of the Department of Humanitarian Disciplines of the Faculty of Social, Economic and Computer Sciences in the Perm branch of the Higher School… More