G. Balakrishnan G. Bala

The cartoonist, popularly known as G. Bala, was arrested in 2017 on defamation charges after publishing a political cartoon that depicts leaders nude, covering their genitals with bundles of… More

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Srijato Bandyopadhyay Srijato

In January 2019, a group reportedly led by a member of the All Assam Bengali Hindu Association stormed an event where Bandyopadhyay, a poet previously under police investigation, was… More

Nandini Sundar

In 2016, Sundar, a writer, academic, and activist, was accused with nine others of murdering Shamnath Baghel, who had formerly filed complaints against Sundar for supporting Maoists and inciting… More

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Dina Meza

Dina Meza, an internationally renowned human rights defender, journalist, and founding member of PEN Honduras, experiences ongoing harassment and surveillance. PEN believes she is targeted for practicing free expression,… More

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Rana Ayyub

Washington Post columnist Ayyub has been targeted by multiple online harassment campaigns, resulting in doxxing, rape threats, and death threats. In 2018 and 2022, social media accounts made false… More

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Francisco Valencia

Editor of El Diario Co Latino, Valencia has published writing critical of the state, for which he has been threatened and stalked. In 1991, the paper’s office was firebombed.… More

Ángel Santiesteban Prats

Renowned author Santiesteban has been subject to consistent harassment for his opposition to the Cuban regime on his blog. He was imprisoned from 2012-2017 for openly criticizing Raul Castro.… More

Juan Pablo Barrientos

Juan Pablo Barrientos

In October 2019, after he published Let the Little Children Come to Me, Barrientos was accused of defamation by members of the Catholic Church. During two trials, sales of… More

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Adonis Milán

After being kicked out of three state-sponsored cultural institutions for his dissenting views, playwright Milan began working as an independent artist. Authorities monitor him closely; he has been placed… More

Zhu Yufu

Zhu Yufu

Dissident poet Zhu served seven years in prison in connection with his poetry and was released in early 2018. Five months later, Zhu was briefly detained in September 2018… More