Abdullah Mohammed Abu Sharkh

Writer Abdullah Mohammed Abu Sharkh was detained by Hamas forces on March 13, 2020, and interrogated about social media posts in which he had criticized the Hamas authorities. Charged… More

İbrahim Gökçek Grup Yorum

Gökçek is a member of Grup Yorum, a band and activist collective. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish government and band members have faced… More

Zahra Mohammadi

Iranian-Kurdish language activist Mohammadi spent six months of 2019 behind bars for her promotion of Kurdish language. She was held incommunicado for part of her detention and spent weeks… More

Huynh Thuc Vy

Huynh was arrested and sentenced to 2 years in prison in November 2018 in connection with her blogging about human rights issues, including the dire situation of political prisoners.… More

Ho Thi Bich Khuong

An online activist who has published detailed accounts of her own repression, Ho has served multiple prison sentences on charges related to anti-state propaganda and “abusing democratic freedoms” Most… More

Nguyen Van Ly

A Catholic priest, Nguyen has spent over 15 years in prison for the causes of human rights and religious freedom. Most recently, he was released in 2016 after serving… More

Phan Ngoc Tuan

Dissident poet, cartoonist, and satirical columnist Phan was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to 5 years in prison in relation to his work criticizing the communist authorities for human… More

Tran Vu Anh Binh Hoang Nhat Thong

Tran was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to five years in prison for the content of his songs, which advocate for human rights and denounce social injustice and abuse… More

Writers at Risk Database

Nazli Ilıcak

In 2018, Ilıcak was sentenced to life in prison for “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order”; this politically-motivated verdict was later overturned. She also received a nine-year sentence on… More

Writers at Risk Database

Ali Al-Domaini

Pro-democracy activist Al-Domaini was arrested in March 2004 for criticizing Saudi Arabia's National Commission of Human Rights and planning to set up his own organization. In August 2005, he… More