Gorki Águila

Gorki Águila

A Cuban rock musician and outspoken critic of communism, Águila has been banned from performing in public. He was arrested in 2008 on the charge of "dangerousness" in what… More

Ileana Álvarez

Ileana Álvarez

The founder of a feminist magazine, Álvarez faced consistent government harrassment for her work, which centers on highlighting issues of gender violence in Cuba. She and her husband, prominent… More

Writers at Risk Database

Jineth Bedoya Lima

Bedoya has been abducted twice while reporting: she was kidnapped, raped, and tortured while preparing for an interview with a paramilitary group leader in 2000; and was abducted in… More

Julio César González Matador

González is a cartoonist whose work satirizes Colombian politicians. In April 2018, he announced that due to death threats he received from supporters of former president Alvaro Uribe, who… More

Juan Pablo Barrientos

Juan Pablo Barrientos

In October 2019, after he published Let the Little Children Come to Me, Barrientos was accused of defamation by members of the Catholic Church. During two trials, sales of… More

Nancy Alfaya

Nancy Alfaya

Alfaya, a women's rights activist, has faced harassment, including multiple arbitrary short detentions and an unofficial travel ban. In February 2020, she was classified as a high-interest person required… More

Jorge Olivera Castillo

Jorge Olivera Castillo

Journalist Castillo was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2003, and wrote poetry and fiction while in prison. He was released after 18 months due to health. After… More

Yanelyz Nuñez Leyva

Yanelyz Nuñez Leyva

Levya, an art critic and co-founder of the Museum of Dissidence in Cuba, was arrested in December 2018 while protesting Decree 349, a law that criminalizes unauthorized forms of… More

Michel Perea Nonardo

Popular drag performer Perea was forced into exile by the Cuban government following police interrogations and a formal warning issued not to leave his home in December 2018. He… More

Writers at Risk

Adonis Milán

After being kicked out of three state-sponsored cultural institutions for his dissenting views, playwright Milan began working as an independent artist. Authorities monitor him closely; he has been placed… More