António Aly Silva

Freelance journalist and editor of the blog Dictatorship of Consensus, António Aly Silva is a strong critic of President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló and the current regime. He was detained… More

Malcolm Bidali

Bidali is a Kenyan blogger and security guard who writes about migrant workers’ experiences in Qatar, where he lived for three years. On May 4, 2021, he was detained… More

Alireza Nouri

Nouri, a member of the Iranian Writers Association, was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the charge of “blasphemy through writing offensive poetry online” in 2017. While his prison… More

Go Sherab Gyatso Gosher

Author of the book We Need to Wake Up and several articles describing restrictions on Tibetans’ freedom of expression under Chinese rule, Gyatso was taken into custody on October… More

Mohamed Cheikh ould Mohamed Mkhaïtir

In 2014, Mkhaïtr was sentenced to death for writing an article, in which he argued that Muaritania’s caste system was not justified by the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.… More

Gamal Al-Gamal

On February 22, 2021, upon returning to Cairo from exile in Turkey, freelance columnist Al-Gamal was detained and charged with spreading false news, joining a terrorist organization, and inciting… More

Gangkye Drubpa Kyab

Poet, teacher, and author of several books on Tibetan unrest in 2008, Gangkye Drubpa Kyab was arrested on March 23, 2021 in Kardze for undisclosed reasons. Between 2012 and… More

Yeung Ching-kei

The lead opinion writer for Apple Daily, Yeung has written over 800 editorials and opinion pieces in which he has criticized government crackdowns on dissent. On June 23, 2021,… More

Fung Wai-kong

Apple Daily editorial writer Fung was arrested at the airport on June 27, 2021, while reportedly en route to the U.K. He was released after two days of detention… More

Said Djabelkhir

Scholar Djabelkhir was—without notice—charged with “offending the precepts of Islam” after writing three Facebook posts of “academic reflections” on the Quran and Islamic tradition in January 2020. In April… More

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