Ismael El-Bozom

Officers in the Hamas-controlled General Investigation Unit arrested El-Bozom on March 20, 2020 over cartoons he had posted on Facebook calling for the release of writer Abdullah Abu Sharkh.… More

Amer Abdel Moneim

Moneim writes political opinion articles that have included criticism of President El-Sisi’s policies. In December 2020, he was arrested and charged with “spreading false news” and “participating in terrorist… More

Amin El-Mahdy

El-Mahdy, a writer and publisher, was arrested on September 9, 2020 because of a Facebook post calling the Egyptian President “a murderer, traitor, coward, and thief.” He was released… More

Abdo Fayed

Fayed, an Egyptian journalist and online commentator, remains detained without trial since May 2020, charged with disinformation and joining a terrorist group. The detention followed a series of Facebook… More

Anouar Rahmani

Since 2017, Rahmani has been threatened with legal action for content in his books, including a gay relationship and a depiction of God. In November 2020, he was found… More

Mohamed Tajadit

Tajadit is well-known for his poetry, which is critical of politics and public officials in Algeria. He was arrested in August 2020 for his involvement in a peaceful protest… More

Mehdi Salimi

Salimi writes on topics of gender and political thought. He was detained for a month in July 2020 and released on bail. On July 2, 2021, a court convicted… More

Amin Moradi

Moradi, a poet and member of the Iranian Writers’ Association, was arbitrarily arrested and detained on November 28, 2020 in a home raid. Authorities confiscated his devices and books… More

Khosro Sadeghi Borojeni

Borojeni is a freelance columnist and writer who focuses on political and economic analysis, including COVID-19 mismanagement and critiques of neoliberalism. He was arrested in May 2019 and detained… More

Writers at Risk Database

Fariba Adelkhah

French-Iranian anthropologist Adelkhah was detained in June 2019 while visiting Iran from France to conduct sociopolitical research. In May 2020, she was sentenced to six years on propaganda and… More