Natalya Sharina | Status: Convicted | Russia

Natalya Sharina, head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow, was sentenced to four years of probation on June 5, 2017, for allegedly disseminating the works of Ukrainian nationalists… More

Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: Convicted | Turkey

Mehmet and Ahmet Altan were arrested in a dawn raid on September 10, 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers and writers following the July 15,… More

Mykola Semena | Status: Convicted | Ukraine

Mykola Semena has been convicted under the “separatist” Article 280.1 of the Russian Criminal Code, for publicly denouncing the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. He was handed a 2 ½… More

Bigeldy Gabdullin | Status: Convicted | Kazakhstan

Bigeldy Gabdullin, journalist and President of the Kazakh PEN Club, was detained on November 15, 2016, and formally arrested on November 16, on charges of extortion. The international community… More

Narges Mohammadi | Status: Convicted | Iran

Narges Mohammadi is an independent journalist and the former vice-president and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), which advocates for human rights reform and represents political… More

Nazlı Ilıcak | Status: Convicted | Turkey

On July 25, 2016, arrest warrants were put out for 42 Turkish journalists for their suspected affiliation with the Gülenist movement. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) accuses the Gülenist movement of… More

Rokudenashiko (Megumi Igarashi) | Status: Convicted | Japan

Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, or “good-for-nothing girl,” is a Japanese artist known for using her vagina as a motif for her art. Megumi Igarashi was… More