Eduardo Galindo Peña

Galindo Peña was detained on April 15, 2020 in a warrantless home raid by the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command and brought to court 96 hours later for writing… More

Jose Bello

In May 2019, Bello recited his poem “Dear America,” inspired by his first-hand experience of detention in Mesa Verde detention facility, at a local forum. Less than 36 hours… More

Carlos Manuel Álvarez

Rising literary figure and journalist Álvarez returned to Cuba in November 2020 to support the San Isidro movement. He was shortly thereafter subject to multiple brief detentions, physical and… More

Denis Solís González

Solís González is a Cuban songwriter and rapper whose musical work features content critical of repression by the authorities. Solís was forcibly detained in November 2020 after he posted… More

Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Camejo

A freelance journalist, poet, and cultural promoter, Rodríguez was arrested on June 28, 2020 for “contempt of authority” hours after publishing a text on Facebook about the murder of… More

Paola Ugaz

Ugaz co-authored Mitad monjes, mitad soldados in 2015, an investigative nonfiction work alleging abuse in a Peruvian Catholic organization. In response to her announcing a second book on the… More

Joao Paolo Cuenca

João Paulo Cuenca

In response to a satirical tweet involving President Jair Bolsonaro, writer and filmmaker Cuenca has faced over 130 targeted and costly lawsuits from state officials and religious leaders, demanding… More

Writers at Risk Database

Abraham Jiménez Enoa

Jiménez Enoa is a columnist at Post Opinión and a co-founder of online literary magazine El Estornudo. He was placed under 24-hour house arrest by state authorities twice in… More

Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces

Quiñones Haces was sentenced to a year in prison for his reporting and his refusal to pay fines levied against him for his writing and reporting. Maltreated in prison,… More

Guillermo Sheridan

In July 2019, Sheridan, a scholar, columnist, public commentator, and literary critic, received a death threat in a letter delivered to his home. The reason and source of the… More

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