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

Hossein Dehbashi

A writer, online commentator, and historian, Dehbashi was convicted in July 2022 for making a claim that Ahmad Khomeini died of drug overuse. He was sentenced to 6 months… 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

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

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

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

Oktay Candemir

Pro-Kurdish journalist Candemir has been prosecuted over 20 times. In September 2020, he was detained for a tweet and charged with insulting a long-deceased sultan. In May 2022, he… More

Cengiz Çandar

Cengiz Çandar

The author of seven books and a columnist, Çandar was tried from 2021 to 2023 for “praising crime and criminals” due to a 2017 tweet on a Kurdish… More