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

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Tsering Woeser

An award-winning Tibetan writer, Woeser was placed under house arrest in 2008 and again in 2014 for her activism for Tibetan rights. Her books are currently banned in China… More

Writers at Risk Database

Ai Weiwei

Ai has been beaten, detained, and harassed by the government for over 10 years. Previously subject to a travel ban, Ai left China in 2015 to focus his activism… More

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Gao Yu

Gao Yu has been imprisoned three times for her dissident reporting, most recently in 2014, when she was sentenced to seven years for revealing state secrets. In November 2015,… More

Renata Carvalho

Carvalho faces police harassment, death and rape threats, and attempted physical attacks for acting in O Segundo Jesus, Rainha do Céu, a play that explores the multiplicity of trans… More

Natalia Mallo

Mallo faces police harassment, death and rape threats, and attempted physical attacks in Brazil for directing O Segundo Jesus, Rainha do Céu, a play that explores the multiplicity of… More