Lwin Aung Nayi

Poet and legal practitioner Lwin Aung, also known as Nayi, was arrested on March 12, 2021 in Myeik, shortly before he was supposed to represent Maung Yu Py in… More

Taoufik Bouachrine

Taoufik Bouachrine

The publisher of Akhbar al-Youm, Bouachrine is known for his editorials and columns criticizing the Moroccan government. He has been targeted in the past for his writing, and was… More

Soulaimane Raissouni

Raissouni is a columnist, documentary filmmaker, and the former editor-in-chief of Akhbar al-Youm, an independent daily newspaper. Detained since 2020, he is serving a 5-year prison sentence for sexual… More

​​Aung Naing Myint Min Di Par

Novelist Aung Naing Myint, arrested in the past in connection to his writing, was detained on October 15, 2021 for allegedly being linked to the People's Defense Forces, the… More

Ermek Taichibekov

Initially detained in 2017 for pro-Russian comments online and released after serving less than two years of his sentence, online commentator Ermek Taichibekov was once again arrested on Septmeber… More

Maykel Castillo Perez

Maykel Castillo Pérez El Osorbo

Pérez has faced harassment for his activism, including police beatings and repeated arbitrary detentions since 2018. He was arrested in May 2021 for co-writing “Patria y Vida,” a Grammy-winning… More

Nabijan Habibullah

Award-winning academic, researcher, and professor at Minzu and Xinjiang Universities, Habibullah is serving a 15-year sentence for unknown charges. His arrest and imprisonment are suspected to be tied to… More

Gheyratjan Osman

After being forcibly disappeared for more than a year, in May 2020 Gheyratjan Osman was confirmed to be imprisoned and serving a ten-year sentence for vague separatism charges. A… More

Gulnisa Imin Gulhan

Gulnisa Imin is a Uyghur literature teacher and poet known for her writings about Uyghur culture. In March 2018, on the 345th night of her poetry project, "One Thousand… More

Luo Changping

Author, blogger, and former investigative reporter Luo Changping was arrested in October 2021 for “defaming martyrs” after posting on Weibo a critical review of a film depicting a battle… More

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