Syed Fawad Ali Shah

Pakistani columnist Shah was forced into exile in Malaysia for his writing on corruption in Pakistan. He was first kidnapped in 2011 by Pakistani intelligence Services (the ISI) for… More

Orkesh Abdurehim

A poet, author, and former high school teacher, Orkesh was arrested in September 2022 on unknown charges and has been in detention ever since. His family has no updates… More

Thupten Lodoe

Renowned Tibetan author Thupten is serving a 4-year-sentence for allegedly "inciting separatism." He was first arrested in October 2021 due to his political commentary on platforms like Weibo and… More

Baolong Hu

A human rights lawyer and online activist, Baolong was detained in September 2020 for allegedly "leaking secrets" to foreign countries and for his online commentary. He was formally charged… More

Wong Kel-kwan

Wong, better known by his pen name Zunzi, is a Hong Kong pro-democracy political cartoonist. He was subject to multiple incidents of censorship throughout the years dating back to… More

Yongpei Qin

A human rights lawyer and online activist, Yongpei is serving a 5 year sentence on charges of "inciting subversion of state power." Yongpei was first detained in October 2019… More

Hai Zhang

Hai is a Journalist and online activist. He was arrested and forcibly disappeared in February 2023 after expressing support for the "white-hair-movement," an elderly group protesting health care reforms.… More

Yihe Zhang

A historian and literary writer, Yihe has seen her work continually be censored by the Chinese government. She reported on her Facebook account that she was a victim of… More

Sheng Xue

Sheng is a Chinese-Canadian author, a PEN Canada member, and a prominent human rights activist. She wrote three books in 2001 and 2008, all of which were banned in… More

Vicky Xu

Xu is a comedian and journalist who wrote for the New York Times from Bejing. She has faced multiple instances of harassment in China due to her reporting on the Uyghur… More