Dima Sadek

Journalist and online commentator Sadek has been the target of harassment campaigns by supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah movement and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM). She was sued by… More

Mohammed Rashed Al-Ajmi

A blogger and online activist, Al-Ajmi has been the victim of repeated attacks since October 2022. The first occurred in Kuwait before he was forced out of the country;… More

Raouf Farrah

Farrah, a Canadian-Algerian researcher, human right defender, and contributing author of Algeria: The Future in Play, was arrested on February 14, 2023 in Algeria as he was visiting relatives. He was… More

Abbas Ali Zulfiqari

Zulfiqari, better known by his name Zoro, is a satirical poet who posts videos of himself reciting his poetry on social media. He was first imprisoned in 1993, then… More

Khalid Al-Alkami

Al-Alkami is an online commentator and blogger who posted negative tweets about austerity in Saudi Arabia. He was arrested on September 12, 2017, right after a McKinsey report that… More

Reza Keshvari

Keshvari is a poet, artist, and online commentator. He was arrested for participating in protests in October 2022. He suffers from multiple sclerosis which he was diagnosed with in… More

Dariush Memar Darush

A well-known poet and literary critic, Memar is facing charges of "prooaganda against the regime" for his critical writing against the regime. He currently lives in exile in Germany… More

Fazel Torkaman

Torkaman is an author and poet of 10 published works including "The Girl Who Wiped My Tears." He was summoned to court and then arrested before being immediately released… More

Karamollah Soleimani

Soleimani is a playwright, literary writer, and theater director. He was arrested on September 21, 2022 and taken to an unknown location for his support of the protests. He… More

Majid Tavakoli

A columnist and online commentator, Tavakoli writes extensively on politics via his Twitter account. He was arrested at his home on September 23, 2022 for his online commentary in… More