Kudakwashe Bwititi

Bwititi was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Tendai Maduwa after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of cultures between Islamic… More

Tendai Maduwa

Director and producer Maduwa was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Kudakwashe Bwititi after a screening of their fim The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of… More

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Ahdaf Soueif

A prominent novelist, Soueif was arrested on March 18, 2020 for protesting for the release of Egyptians left vulnerable to coronavirus in overcrowded prisons. She is currently detained facing… More

Jorge Ramos

Journalist and author Ramos was arrested with his team after conducting an abruptly suspended interview with President Maduro of Venezuela in February 2019. They were detained by government officials,… More

César Montaña Lehmann César Strawberry

For tweets allegedly “glorifying terrorism” and “humiliating its victims,” musician Lehmann was sentenced in 2017 to 1 year in prison and barred from public office for 6.5 years. In… More

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Malaka Dewapriya

Playwright and filmmaker Dewapriya was reportedly interrogated by police for four hours in October 2019 after a Buddhist monk accused him of distorting Buddhist terminology in his radio series… More

Jacques Pauw

In 2017, the State Security Agency (SSA) threatened legal action and issued a cease and desist order against writer and journalist Pauw for his book The President’s Keepers: Those… More

Writers at Risk Database

Gioconda Belli

Writer and poet Belli was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind a… More

Yaser Morazán

Journalist Morazán was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind a terrorist conspiracy… More

Pierre Pierson Vilchez

Writer and artist Pierson Vilchez was one of three PEN Nicaragua members to be subjected to harassment through the circulation of an anonymous video which identified them as behind… More

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