Sasha Skochilenko

Skochilenko, an artist and writer from St Petersburg, was was arrested in March 2022 after she replaced five shelf tags in a grocery store with anti-war stickers. She was… More

Aleksandr Byvshev

Poet Byvshev was detained in February 2023 for an anti-war poem. A case of “calling for terrorism” was opened against him, and he was sent to pre-trial detention. Rights… More

Aleksandr Nozdrinov

Nozdrinov, a blogger, was searched and detained in March 2022 for his online activity after posting photos of demolished buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine. In September 2023, he was sentenced… More

Boris Kagarlitsky

Kagarlitsky, a Marxist sociologist who posts opinion and commentary online, is vocally opposed to the Russian war in Ukraine. He was designated as a foreign agent in May 2022,… More

Navid Mihandoost

Mihandoost is a filmmaker and screenwriter. In December 2019, he was summoned to the authorities for a 2009 documentary on an Iranian dissident. He was detained until February. In… More

Rasul Abdi Parsi

Parsi is an Islamic law scholar and former professor at Herat University who was arrested by the Taliban in March 2023 for comments he posted on Facebook. In October… More

Cao Peizhi

Cao is an activist and founder of Warm House, a WeChat blog group discussing democracy issues in China. In July 2022, Cao was detained on charges of "picking quarrels… More

Xie Junbiao

Xie is an activist and blogger from Chengdu. In 2018, he was beaten and detained by police for 10 days on charges of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble." He… More

Gongan Chen

Gongan is an online commentator with a history of defending democratic rights. He was detained in September 2022 after posting political messages on WeChat as part of a conversation… More

Wang Gang

Wang, known as Noah's Ark, is a former associate professor at Hubei University of Technology who created multiple WeChat groups since 2018 including "Shanghai People's Rights Defending" and "Chinese… More