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

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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 for his work exposing corruption within the Zimbabwean government, including kidnapping attempts, electrocution, and threats on his life. He… 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

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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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Doan Viet Hoat

Doan founded the Freedom Forum, a free speech discussion group, upon his release from a reeducation camp after 12 years. This led to his renewed arrest in 1990 and… More

Tran Thi Nga Thuy Nga

In 2017, dissident blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested on charges of spreading propaganda and ultimately imprisoned in highly abusive conditions. As part of an agreement to cut her… More

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Ruslan Sharipov

Sharipov was detained in 2001 after publishing a series of articles challenging the government. In 2002, he was beaten 3 times, and in 2003 was arrested on suspicion of… More