Anastasiya Zakharevich

On September 5, 2020 she was detained while taking photos at a rally and convicted to seven days of administrative arrest. On November 5, 2020 she was detained again… More

Olga Shparaga

On October 4, 2020, Shparaga was detained during a protest march for one day. On October 9, she was once again detained when she was summoned to testify at… More

Alexei Kuzmich

On Election day, August 9, 2020, Alexei Kuzmich gave a part of his performance “I Believe or the Philistine World of Political Animals” at a polling location. The next… More

Ahmad Waqass Goraya

Blogger Waqass Goraya disappeared in early 2020, after publishing a Facebook page critical of the Pakistani government. He was freed after several weeks and moved to the Netherlands, where… More

Writers at Risk Database

Behrouz Boochani

Boochani, an Iranian writer, was detained in a refugee transit center in Papua New Guinea and faced harassment for his reporting on the human rights issues at the Manus… More

Ahmed Naji | Status: In Exile | Egypt

Ahmed Naji was temporarily released from prison in Egypt on December 22, 2016, after his two-year prison sentence for “violating public modesty” was suspended by an appeals court on… More

Mbizo Chirasha

Writer and human rights activist Chirasha has faced multiple attacks, including kidnapping attempts and electrocution, and threats on his life for his work exposing corruption within the Zimbabwean government.… More

Selma Altın Grup Yorum

Altın sings in activist collective and band Grup Yorum. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish government and members have faced serious threats. Altın was… More

İhsan Cibelik Grup Yorum

Cibelik is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish government and members have faced serious threats.… More

Writers at Risk Database

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy

Since 2006, Tran Khai Thanh Thuy faced violent threats and multiple brief detentions. In 2010, she was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for assault after… More

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