Keyvan Bajan, Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan Mahabadi

Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, Reza Khandan Mahabadi | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Baktash Abtin, Kevyan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi are three celebrated writers, free expression advocates, and board members of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA). The three writers are serving… More

Alireza Nouri

Nouri, a member of the Iranian Writers Association, was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the charge of “blasphemy through writing offensive poetry online” in 2017. While his prison… More

Pham Chi Thanh

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

Chen Yu

Chen is the owner of an online book retailer that sells foreign-published Christian books to readers living in China. In September 2019, he was detained in Linhai city on… More

Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after… More

Katsiaryna Andreyeva

Reporter Andreyeva was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside camerawoman Darya Chultsova, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after livestreaming… More

Law Chow Wong

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law | Status: Imprisoned | China/Hong Kong

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, and Nathan Law are three prominent student activists who played a leading role in the 2014 Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong. More

Galal El Behairy

Galal El-Behairy | Status: Imprisoned | Egypt

Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist who has been in detention in Tora Prison in Cairo since March 2018. More

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Chen Yu | Status: Imprisoned | China

Bookseller Chen Yu was detained in September 2019 on suspicion of “illegal business activities” related to selling unapproved books in China. More

Gulmira Imin

Imin, a poet and Uyghur-language website moderator from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 for “splittism, leaking state secrets, and organizing an illegal… More

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