Yavuz Ekinci

Yavuz Ekinci

Yavuz Ekinci is an award-winning literary writer whose work focuses on the situation of the Kurdish minority in Turkey. His tweets in support for the Kurdish community led to… More

Craig Murray

Craig Murray

An author, blogger, and former diplomat, Murray was charged in April 2020 for blog posts that could have revealed the identities of sexual assault victims in a case involving… More

Ruhi Karadağ

Ruhi Karadağ is a journalist turned writer/TV producer who was targeted for his book Yarali Yonca. Karadağ was arrested at the airport on March 24, 2021, after being exiled… More

Nima Ghasemi

Ghasemi, a philosophy scholar who holds a PhD from Shahid Beheshti University, was arrested on February 8, 2021 and taken to Evin Prison where he was kept in solitary… More

Ahmed Abdo Muhammad Maher

Maher is an Egyptian author, lawyer, and thinker charged with “contempt for Islam” for his book criticizing religious extremism. Charged in October 2021, less than a month later he… More

Emre Günsal

Comedian Günsal was arrested in Istanbul in April 2020 for writing in his stand-up show that allegedly insulted Turkey's first president Kemal Atatürk and prominent figures in the city… More

Abolhassan Kamali

Poet Abolhassan Kamali was given a four-month suspended sentence of two years seven months imprisonment at home with an electronic handcuff on charges of blasphemy and spreading lies. The… More

Anouar Rahmani

Since 2017, Rahmani has been threatened with legal action for content in his books, including a gay relationship and a depiction of God. In November 2020, he was found… More

Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan

In August 2020, the Supreme Court fined lawyer and author Bhushan one rupee for two tweets critical of the Court, convicting him of “contempt of court.” Bhushan paid the… More

Tsitsi Danngarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dangarembga was arrested for taking part in anti-corruption protests in July 2020 and was released on bail the next day. She appeared at least 25 times in court on… More