Ziyad Al-Sofiani

Al-Sofiani was a high ranking Wikipedia volunteer administrator with privileged access to edit protected pages. He was detained in 2020 and sentenced to 8 years in prison. It was… More

Abdullah Jelan

Jelan is an online commentator who went to graduate school in the U.S.; upon his return to Saudi Arabia, he spent months looking for a job. After he was… More

Artem Kamardin

Kamardin is a poet belonging to the Kabardian ethnic minority in Russia. He was beaten and violently raped by Russian authorities in September 2022 for his poetry readings during… More

Egor Shtovba

In 2022, Shtovba was arrested along with others at the Mayakovsky Readings in Moscow. The next day, Artem Kamardin was arrested in relation to the case. The three… More

Nikolay Dayneko

On September 25, 2022, Dayneko was arrested along with Egor Shtovba at the Mayakovsky Readings in Moscow. The next day, Artem Kamardin was arrested in relation to the case.… More

Vladimir Kara-Murza

Kara-Murza is a journalist, politician, and columnist who has long been targeted for his criticism of the Russian government. He survived two poisoning attempts in 2015 and 2017. He… More

Bilal Al-Saadi

The founder and chairperson of the Freedom Theater in Jenin, Al-Saadi was arrested at a military checkpoint by the Israeli Defense Forces on September 11, 2022. Later in the… More

Bo Bo Htoo Chaw Ba Thit

Bo Bo Htoo, a poet and literary writer, was arrested at his home on November 15, 2021 by military authorities and first sent to an interrogation camp. He was… More

Sherwan Amin Sherwani

A columnist and online commentator known for his writing on corruption, Sherwani was first arrested in 2019 in connection to two articles he wrote. He was rearrested in October… More

Danat Namazbaev

Namazbaev is a blogger and online commentator who uses Facebook to express/post political opinion commentary that is critical of Russia. He was arrested with Marghulan Bornabai in 2020. He… More