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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Nasrin Sotoudeh

Sotoudeh, a lawyer and women's rights activist was handed a 38-year sentence and 148 lashes for her work. In 2020, she went on a 46-day hunger strike to protest… More

Nasrin Sotoudeh | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent writer, human rights lawyer and activist, was abruptly re-arrested on June 13, 2018, and taken to Evin prison. Her arrest came shortly after her legal… More

historian yury dmitriev

Yury Dmitriev | Status: Imprisoned | Russia

Yury Dmitriev, Russian historian and head of the Karelian branch of the human rights center Memorial, was detained in Petrozavodsk on December 13, 2016, on suspicion of production of… More

Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai | Status: Imprisoned | China

Hong Kong publisher and Swedish national Gui Minhai was disappeared from his vacation home in Pattaya, Thailand on October 17, 2015. He remained in Chinese detention for more than… More

Tran Duc Thach

Tran Duc Thach was arrested on April 23, 2020 and charged with “activities aimed at overthrowing the People’s Government” for his Facebook posts on government corruption and human rights… More

Pablo Rivadulla Pablo Hásel

Spanish rapper Rivadulla faces up to two years in prison after he was charged with insulting members of the royal family and "promoting terrorism" in his music and tweets.… More

Le Huu Minh Tuan Le Tuan

Le Tuan has written critically of government policies and in support of democracy. He was arrested in June 2020 under Article 117, related to propaganda against the state, for… More

Khaled Lofty

Lofty was arrested and imprisoned on charges of false news and divulging military secrets for translating and distrbuting The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a book by… More

Sanaa Seif

Seif, an opinion writer and filmmaker, went to Tora Prison to receive a letter from her brother, blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, where she was attacked. When reporting the… More

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