Writers at Risk Database

Fatima Naoot

Long famous for her politically-charged poetry, Naoot was sentenced to three years in prison in 2016 for defaming Islam in a Facebook post critical of the Eid al-Adha tradition… More

Writers at Risk Database

Ante Tomić

In November 2019, Tomić, a writer and journalist, was ordered to pay 15,000 HRK (US$ 4,300) in psychological damages, plus legal fees, to the Minister of Culture after publishing… More

Lhamjab A. Borjigin

Lhamjab A. Borjigin

Lhamjab writes about Mongolian culture, specializing in survivor testimonies of the political violence of the Cultural Revolution. In 2019, he was convicted on separatism charges. In September 2020, he… More

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

Fatima Naoot | Status: Convicted | Egypt

An Egyptian poet, Fatima Naoot has published 19 books to date, including seven poetry collections, nine translated anthologies from English into Arabic, and three books in literature criticism. In… More