Aleksandr Nozdrinov

Nozdrinov, a blogger, was searched and detained in March 2022 for his online activity after posting photos of demolished buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine. In September 2023, he was sentenced… More

Andrei Novashov

Novashov, a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was detained in March 2022 for “false information” in his online commentary. In March 2023, he was sentenced to 8 months… More

Boris Kagarlitsky

Kagarlitsky, a Marxist sociologist who posts opinion and commentary online, is vocally opposed to the Russian war in Ukraine. He was designated as a foreign agent in May 2022,… More

Eduard Charlotte

Pop singer and blogger Charlotte staged several symbolic anti-war actions in 2023. He was arrested upon returning to Russia in November 2023. He faces criminal charges for “rehabilitating Nazism,”… More

Junaidullo Khodyorov

In August 2018, Russia-based Tajik blogger Khodyorov was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Tajikistan for “supporting terrorism” in relation to his writing about a trip to the… More

Sergei Gulyaev

Gulyaev, an exiled Russian writer and politician, was censured by prominent public figures in May 2023 for his 2022 book on the war in Ukraine, Sunset in Brown Tones.… More

Taymaz Afsari

Afsari is a poet and composer. He was arrested for “slogan writing” in a violent home raid on June 17, 2023. His electronics were confiscated and he was severely… More

Vafa Ahmadpour

Ahmadpour is a rapper whose work engages with political themes. On February 4, 2024, he turned himself in to the authorities after a year spent in hiding. He had… More

Salman Al-Khalidi

Activist Al-Khalidi was sentenced in absentia to 5 years of imprisonment for his tweets while he was studying in Qatar. He was pardoned in January 2023, but sentenced again… More

Enrique Márquez Jaramillo

Márquez Jaramillo is an award-winning historian, political scientist, and former politician who has published more than 30 books. In August 2022, he received two death threats for his criticism… More