Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after… More

Katsiaryna Andreyeva

Reporter Andreyeva was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside camerawoman Darya Chultsova, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after livestreaming… More

Writers at Risk Database

Jordi Cuixart

Cuixart is a Catalan poet who advocates for the region’s independence. In October 2019, Cuixart, already detained, received a nine-year prison sentence and ban on holding office for sedition.… More

Writers at Risk Database

Jordi Sànchez

Sànchez is a Catalan writer who advocates for the region’s independence. In October 2019, Sànchez, already detained, received a nine-year prison sentence and a ban on holding office for… More

Ihar Bancer

Bancer, lyricist and frontman for band Mister X, was detained in October 2020 for his partially nude protest in front of police, after being released from jail 10 days… More

Anatol Kudlasevich

Kudlasevich penned the song “The Anthem of Resistance” that he performed at rallies and protests of Lukashenka's election. He was illegally detained despite ‘disability group 2’ immunity, sentenced to… More

Aigul Otepova

Blogger Otepova was placed under house arrest in September 2020 for accusations of supporting the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK), labelled an extremist movement. She was forcibly brought to… More

Emre Günsal

Comedian Günsal was arrested in Istanbul in April 2020 for writing in his stand-up show that allegedly insulted Turkey's first president Kemal Atatürk and prominent figures in the city… More

Hasan Basri Aydın

Hasan Basri Aydın was briefly detained at the airport after returning to Istanbul for medical treatment on charges of insulting two former justice ministers. He was officially arrested and… More

Murat Ağırel

Ağırel was arrested and held in isolation in March 2020 over allegedly spreading national security secrets. An investigation was launched for “insults” in his book Sarmal, for which he… More

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