Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov | Status: Convicted | Russia

Kirill Serebrennikov, a prominent Russian theater director, was put under house arrest on August 23 on charges of fraud. More

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Chan Kin-Man

Chan is a sociologist and leader of the pro-democracy movement Occupy Central. He was convicted on public nuisance charges and sentenced to 16 months in prison in April 2019.… More

Emre Orman

In October 2019, Orman was arrested for online criticism of Turkey's invasion of southwestern Kurdistan. He was charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and released weeks later on appeal. Convicted… More

Ahmet Altan

Altan and his brother Mehmet were detained for several years after the 2016 coup attempt. After Ahmet's life sentence was reduced to 10.5 years, he was released in November… More

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Siraphop Kornaroot Rung Sila

Rung Sila was detained for writing a poem deemed offensive to the monarchy and faced 45 years in prison under the lèse-majesté law. Granted bail in 2019 after nearly… More

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Kirill Serebrennikov

Playwright and theater director Serebrennikov was placed on house arrest in 2017 for embezzlement and was convicted on June 26, 2020. The court handed him a three-year suspended sentence… More

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Natalya Sharina

Sharina, head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow, was detained and put under house arrest in 2015 after authorities raided the library and found several Ukrainian nationalist works… More

Sedigheh Vasmaghi

Sedigheh Vasmaghi

Vasmaghi was imprisoned in a sham trial in 2017 for her human rights work but was released on bail. In October 2020, she was sentenced to a year in… More

Cesario Alejandro Félix Padilla Figueroa

Cesario Alejandro Félix Padilla Figueroa

Padilla Figueroa, a journalist and student leader, was reportedly sentenced in 2017 to three years in prison for his participation in protests at the Honduran National Autonomous University. Though… More

Abdul Rahman Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Al-Qaradawi, along with 25 other defendants, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2017 for his comments made on social media and in interviews for allegedly “attempting to… More