Liu Xia

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

Chen Yunfei

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

Zehra Dogan

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

January Featured Cases: Writers Under Threat in Turkey

In a small initial victory for free expression, prominent writer and journalist Asli Erdoğan and distinguished translator Necmiye Alpay were granted a provisional release from detention after spending more… More

December Featured Cases: Creative Artists At Risk

Throughout the past year, disturbing violations of the right to create, access, and enjoy the arts have occurred across the globe. Dozens of creative artists are currently serving prison… More

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