Go Sherab Gyatso Gosher

Author of the book We Need to Wake Up and several articles describing restrictions on Tibetans’ freedom of expression under Chinese rule, Gyatso was taken into custody on October… More

Gangkye Drubpa Kyab

Poet, teacher, and author of several books on Tibetan unrest in 2008, Gangkye Drubpa Kyab was arrested on March 23, 2021 in Kardze for undisclosed reasons. Between 2012 and… More

Yeung Ching-kei

The lead opinion writer for Apple Daily, Yeung has written over 800 editorials and opinion pieces in which he has criticized government crackdowns on dissent. On June 23, 2021,… More

Fung Wai-kong

Apple Daily editorial writer Fung was arrested at the airport on June 27, 2021, while reportedly en route to the U.K. He was released after two days of detention… More

Chen Yunfei

Chen Yunfei | Status: Detained | China

Chen Yunfei is a performance artist who works at the intersection of human rights activism and art. His art is overtly political, promoting the Chinese pro-democracy movement. More

Ali Al-Shadwi

Al-Shadwi has published many novels and studies dealing with Saudi society, the most prominent of which are: Modernity and Saudi Society and Saudi Society: Preservation-Remembrance-Forgetting. He was arrested and… More

Aql Al-Bahili

Professor, writer, and journalist, Al-Bahili was arrested in April 2020 after tweeting condolences over the death of a prominent Saudi human rights defender. When arrested, he was subjected to… More

Arnon Nampa

Since August 2020, Arnon Nampa has been arrested and released on bail several times for his speeches at peaceful protests. In February 2021, he was remanded for violating lèse-majesté… More

Sayed Shehta

Shehta, the deputy managing editor of Youm7, was arrested by security forces on August 30, 2020. Days earlier, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was self isolating. He lost… More

Ivan Safronov

Investigative journalist Safronov was detained for allegedly passing along classified information to Czech intelligence, and remains in pretrial detention on “treason” charges. The charges do not specify who exactly… More

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