Ai Weiwei | Status: Continued Harassment | China

Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been free to travel since Beijing authorities returned his passport in July 2015. However, Ai was previously banned from foreign travel… More

Anatol Kudlasevich

Kudlasevich penned the song “The Anthem of Resistance” that he performed at rallies and protests of Lukashenka's election. He was illegally detained despite ‘disability group 2’ immunity, sentenced to… More

Francisco Valencia

Francisco Valencia | Status: Continued Harassment | El Salvador

Editor of El Diario Co Latino, hailed by The New York Times as El Salvador’s “only independent newspaper,” Francisco Valencia continued to publish despite threats to the staff and… More

Apoorvanand Jha

On August 3, 2020, Jha, a Hindi professor known for his criticism of the Indian government's passing of the controversial 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, was questioned for five hours… More

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 Abdullah Abu Sharkh. He… More

Carlos Manuel Álvarez

Rising literary figure and journalist Álvarez returned to Cuba in November 2020 to support the San Isidro movement. He was shortly thereafter subject to multiple brief detentions, physical and… More

Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Camejo

A freelance journalist, poet, and cultural promoter, Rodríguez was arrested on June 28, 2020 for “contempt of authority” hours after publishing a text on Facebook about the murder of… More

Dmitry Strosev

Dmitry Strotsev

Dmitry Strotsev publishes poetry as a preserver of the “Minsk school of poetry” and has written poetry about the August 2020 Belarusian election and subsequent violence of protesters. On… More

Pavel Horbach

Pavel Horbach was detained after having performed his poetry at a neighbours’ gathering in Minsk on November 6, 2020 and sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest. More

Vairamuthu Ramasamay Viaramuthu

Tamil poet and lyricist Viaramuthu was the target of protest in 2018 after he made comments linking the 7th century female mystic poet Andal to the Devadasi community, which… More

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