Qiu Ziming La Bi Xiao Qiu

In February 2021, author and blogger Qiu was detained for questioning on Weibo the Chinese government-reported casualty numbers in an India-China border dispute. In May 2021, he was sentenced… More

Eduard Palchys Jhon Silver

Eduard Palchys Jhon Silver

Writing under the pen name Jhon Silver, Palchys ran a website called 1863x where he published articles criticizing Belarusian and Russian authorities. He was jailed in 2016 for his… More

Maung Thar Cho

Writer and history professor Maung Thar Cho was blindfolded and taken by the military in the early hours of the February 2021 coup, alongside other notable cultural figures. He… More

Maung Yu Py

Maung Yu Py is a poet and fiction writer well-known for his wry style of writing. On March 9, 2021, he was arrested by the military amid jailings of… More

Chen Yu Zhang Xiaomai

Chen owns 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 suspicion of “illegal… More

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

Arash Ganji

Arash Ganji | Status: Imprisoned | Iran

Arash Ganji is a prominent writer, translator, and the Secretary of the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA), who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his translation of a… 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

Go Sherab Gyatso Gosher

Author of the book We Need to Wake Up and several articles on restrictions to Tibetans’ freedom of expression, Gyatso was taken into custody on October 26, 2020 by… More

Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained on November 15, 2020 with reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva for “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after reporting on a protest in… More

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