Kea Sokun

Rapper Kea Sokun wrote his song “Dey Khmer,” in which his lyrics discuss the politics of Cambodia’s land ownership. It has been viewed more than 2.2 million times on… More

Long Puthera

Soon after the arrest of fellow rapper Kea Sokun, Long Puthera was detained in September 2020. He wrote “Wipe Your Tears and Continue Your Journey, Khmer Eyes,” a song… More

Wang Zang

Poet Wang Zang was taken by police from his home in Chuxiong City in May 2020 and charged in July with “incitement to subvert state power.” Evidence against him… More

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai

Apple Daily publisher Lai was arrested on August 10, 2020 for violating Hong Kong's national security law. Released on bail a month later, he was soon targeted in a… More

Hany Babu

Hany Babu

A professor of English literature and language, Babu faces charges of “propagating” communist activities, Maoist ideologies, and plotting anti-state attacks as part of the baseless Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad crackdown… More

Pham Chi Thanh

Pham Thanh is an author of books critical of government leaders, including on President Trong, and a member of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam. He was arrested on… More

Xu Zhiyong Advocacy Page

Xu Zhiyong | Status: Detained | China

Xu Zhiyong is a Chinese writer, legal scholar, and civil rights activist who has been an integral member of China’s most important civil rights movements over the last 20… More

Eskinder Nega | Status: Detained | Ethiopia

Eskinder Nega, a journalist and dissident blogger who is one of Ethiopia’s leading advocates for press freedom and freedom of expression, served almost 7 years of an 18-year sentence… More

Yang Hengjun

Yang, a Chinese-born Australian writer, was seized by Chinese authorities during a visit to the country in January 2019. Subject to solitary confinement and interrogation in detention for nearly… More

Mushtaq Ahmed

Writer Ahmed was arrested along with 10 other people after being accused of spreading “negative propaganda, rumors, and misinformation” on Facebook concerning the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.… More

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