Nurcan Kaya

Nurcan Kaya

A columnist, lawyer, and human rights defender, Kaya’s work focuses on women’s rights, education, and peaceful protests. In September 2021, she was convicted on propaganda charges based on a… More

Nanda Tin Htut Han Lin

Poet Nanda Tin Htut, also known as Han Lin, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan Road… More

Paing Thit Nwe Thit San Oo

Poet Paing Thit Nwe, also known as Thit San Oo, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan… More

Shwe Kyal Moe Ye Wint Aung

Poet Shwe Kyal Moe was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan Road in downtown Yangon. During these… More

Daw Khin Than Wai Wa Thone Dray

Poet Daw Khin Than Wai, also known as Wa Thone Dray, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on… More

Khin Thet Htar Latt Nora

Poet and multimedia artist Khin Thet Htar Latt, also known as Nora, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets… More

Akbar Azad

Akbar Azad is a poet, activist, and journalist from Iran who has been continuously targeted by authorities. First arrested after giving a speech at UNESCO's International Mother Tongue Day… More

Aram Fathi

Fathi, a Kurdish poet, writer, and activist, was arrested and taken to an unknown location on June 17, 2021, after the Iranian intelligence service conducted a raid on his… More

Marjan Davari

Marjan Davari was arrested on September 23, 2015 after translating a book about the Eckankar spiritual group, and faced multiple charges, including “corruption on earth.” Though she was sentenced… More

Munawar Faruqui

Munawar Faruqui

Faruqui was arrested on January 2, 2021 on allegations that he had made indecent remarks about Hindu deities in a comedy routine he never performed—police officials later admitted the… More