Rowena He

He is the author of Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China. She also worked as a professor at several universities including Hong Kong University and… More

Fatemeh Hasani

Hasani is a sociologist who wrote multiple academic articles and non-academic publications. She was arrested at Mashhad airport upon returning from a trip on July 6, 2023. Hasani, who… More

Samaneh Noruz Moradi

Activist Noruz-Moradi has been in and out of prison since 2018; in 2020, she was diagnosed with breast cancer while in jail, and was sent on medical leave with… More

Gabriela Selser

Selser is a journalist who wrote The truth about the 2018 rebellion in Nicaragua, which covers the start of President Ortega's authoritative regime. She is also the author of… More

Zhenya Berkovich

Theater director and poet Zhenya Berkovich was detained for allegedly "justifying terrorism" in her play "Finist, the Brave Falcon. She was arrested along with Svetlana Petriychuk on May 4,… More

Svetlana Petriychuk

Playwright Svetlana Petriychuk was detained on May 4, 2023 for writing the play "Finist, the Brave Falcon." She was accused along with theater director Zhenya Berkovich of "justifying terrorism"… More

Sheng Xue Zang Xihong

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

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 and 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… 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… More