Le Huu Minh Tuan Le Tuan

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 distributing The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a book by… More

Geng Xiaonan

Publisher and political activist Geng, and her husband Qin Zhen, were detained in September 2020 on charges of “running an illegal business” operation following Geng’s public support of writer-scholar… More

Khado Tsetan

Tibetan lyricist Khado Tsetan was detained in 2019 due to a song he wrote that praised the Dalai Lama. In July 2020 the Chinese government sentenced him to seven… More

Lhundrub Drakpa

Lhundrub Drakpa was detained in May 2019 shortly after the release of his song “Black Hat.” He had been arbitrarily detained for over a year, during which he was… More

Ablikim Kalkun

In late 2019, Uyghur comedian and singer Kalkun was reportedly sentenced to 18 years in prison for performing songs deemed politically sensitive, despite the fact they were earlier approved… More

Qasim Sidiq

Qasim Sidiq was detained by authorities in March 2017, after which he disappeared. Nearly four years later his detention was confirmed. According to a Radio Free Asia source, Sidiq’s… More

Ales Pushkin

Ales Pushkin

Ales Pushkin is a performance artist who uses art to criticize and comment on politics. In August 2020, he was detained and severely beaten while en route to protest… More

Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova

Kolesnikova is a musician and opposition figure who campaigned against President Lukashenka in the 2020 election. In September 2020, she was kidnapped and detained for her opposition activism. Koleniskova’s… More

Mikola Dziadok

Dziadok is a writer and blogger, publishing via his Telegram channel “Mikola” where he analyzes Belarusian politics. On November 12, 2020, he was arrested on a “public order offence… More

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