Peyman Farhangian

Farhangian is a literary writer, poet and labor activist. He was first arrested in June 2020. He was initially sentenced to 38 years in prison on charges related to… More

Roozbeh Sohani

A poet and board member of the Iranian Writers Association, Sohani was arrested at his home on December 5, 2022. He was released on a 600 million tomans bail… More

Saeed Heleichi

A poet and translator, Heleichi received a threatening call over a Twitter post in April 2022. On October 19, 2022 he was arrested at his father's home. The reason… More

Shervin Hajipour

On September 29, 2022, Hajipour was arrested on charges of "propaganda against the regime" and "incitement to violence." His popular song, "Baraye (For)" which had become an anthem of… More

Azamat Nuratdinov

Azamat Nuratdinov is an Uzbek blogger and reporter for El Khyzmetinde who was arrested in July 2022 and charged with inciting riots through distribution of propagandistic material. In January… More

Lolagul Kallykhanova

Kallykhanova is a columnist and owner of a news site Makan. She advocates for Karakalpak autonomy and is critical of the Uzbek central government. She disappeared in June 2022… More

Ali Bahrampour

A literary writer and translator, Bahrampour was arrested on November 3, 2022. After 78 days of detention he was released. He was sentenced to over 8 years in prison… More

Bayan Azizi

A Kurdish poet, writer and women's rights activist who has done extensive research on honor killings and domestic violence, Azizi was summoned to the Sanandaj Intelligence Department where she… More

Thanapol Eawsakul

Thanapol Eawsakul is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Same Sky Books, a political magazine and publisher of books on Thai politics and history. Police have harassed Thanapol and Same… More

Lama Ghosheh

A journalist and online commentator, Ghosheh also worked as a researcher at the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit. She was arrested at her home in August 2022 after sharing social… More