Narges Mohammadi talking to someone wearing a hijab

Narges Mohammadi | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Narges Mohammadi is an independent journalist and the former vice-president and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), which advocates for human rights reform and represents political… More

Vladyslav Yesypenko

Vladyslav Yesypenko

Yesypenko, a freelance journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was detained in March 2021 by the Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) while reporting in Crimea. FSB agents reportedly tortured… More

Vladyslav Yesypenko

Vladyslav Yesypenko | Status: Imprisoned | Ukraine

Vladyslav Yesypenko, a freelance journalist for the Krym.Realii project at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, was detained in March 2021 by the Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) while reporting in… More

Pham Chi Thanh Pham Thanh

A member of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vietnam, Pham Thanh is the author of several books and essays critical of government leaders. He was arrested on May 21,… More

Aytekin Gezici

Gezici is a prominent political commentator, Zaman reporter, and author of more than 25 books on Turkish politics. He has been accused of “violating confidentiality” in his books and… More

Salim Al-Jabali

Al-Jabali ran a Facebook page called "Minister of Hypertension and Diabetes" in which he also posted political opinions. He was detained for several Facebook posts in which he called… More

Miguel Mendoza Urbina

A former sports journalist in Nicaragua, Miguel Mendoza Urbina began publishing his dissident political opinions on Twitter and Facebook where he has a significant following. On June 21, 2021,… More

Mya Aye

Mya Aye

Poet, activist, and singer/songwriter Mya Aye was surrounded at gunpoint and arrested on February 1, 2021, the first day of the coup. He was charged with "inciting ethnic hatred"… More

Saw Phoe Khwar

Reggae singer and public figure Saw Phoe Khwar was arrested and detained on February 1, 2021 on the first day of the military coup. He was sentenced to 3… More

Than Myint Aung

Than Myint Aung is a novelist, short story writer, and philanthropist known for her writing on societal issues and her literary speeches. In the early hours of the coup… More