February Featured Case: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Journalists like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who attempt to report on sensitive subjects, are particularly at risk of harassment or legal repercussions for their work. Despite their… More

January Featured Case: Mai Khoi

Mai Khoi is a Vietnamese artist, celebrity, and dissident musician who is banished from the country’s music industry and media for engaging in acts of dissent. More

November Featured Case: Alex Chow

Alex Chow, a student and prominent pro-democracy activist, has been held in Chinese detention since August 2017 for his role in catalyzing the 2014 Occupy Central Movement… More

October Featured Case: Dareen Tatour

Tatour was charged with incitement to violence and support of terrorism, stemming primarily from a reading of her poem “Resist, My People, Resist Them” posted on YouTube… More

September Featured Case: Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov, a prominent Russian theater director, prolific playwright, and champion of the arts was put under house arrest through October 19 on fraud charges that Serebrennikov has denied. More

August Featured Case: Liu Xia

It appears that, after years of suffering, Liu Xia is still being controlled, restricted, and silenced by China, at the expense of her human rights and her health. More

July Featured Case: Chen Yunfei

Chen Yunfei is a performance artist who works at the intersection of human rights activism and art. His art is overtly political, intending to promote the Chinese pro-democracy movement. More

June Featured Case: Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian

Iranian filmmakers Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were arrested in October 2013 in connection with an underground music-sharing site they cofounded. During a three-minute trial, they were fined $6000 and… More

May Featured Case: Artists Under Threat in Turkey

In the face of censorship, persecution, imprisonment, and a recent referendum that will inevitably usher in alarming new restrictions, these Turkish artists courageously refuse to quiet their creative expression. More