Mohammed El-Kurd

El-Kurd is an award-winning poet, journalist, and social media activist from East Jerusalem. Currently the Palestine correspondent for The Nation, El-Kurd’s debut poetry collection Rifqa focuses on the Palestinian… More

Anwar Al-Rasheed

Prominent Kuwaiti activist Al-Rasheed ofen uses his Twitter account to write opinion commentary on the country's public matters. He was physically restrained from speaking publically and threatened with violence.… More

Fahmi Reza

Reza is a political activist and cartoonist who draws political cartoons and graphic art, which he posts on social media. He has been charged multiple times in the past… More

Uthaya Sankar SB

Writer and columnist Uthaya was taken in for investigation on April 11 and arrested for making a Facebook post on April 6 that allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad. He was… More

Vairamuthu Ramasamy Vairamuthu

Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu 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

Farhat Khan

Dr. Khan wrote a book titled Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System that was first published in 2015. Her publisher received complaints about some parts of the book being… More

G. Kalyan Rao

A contemporary writer and poet, Rao is the head of the Revolutionary Writers' Association (Virasam). He was taken into "preventive custody" for a few hours in 2014. His home… More

Leena Manimekalai

A filmmaker and poet, Manimekalai received multiple death and rape threats after sharing a poster of her documentary film Kaali on July 2, 2022. It showed the Hindu goddess… More

Aakar Patel

A columnist and writer, Patel is also the former head of Amnesty International India before it was shut down by the government in 2020. He was surveilled for years… More

Abu Duyanah Tamayo

A Muslim literary writer and poet, Tamayo has been a victim of multiple instances of harassment in Cuba. He claimed in a June 2022 interview that his internet access… More