Malcolm Bidali

Bidali is a Kenyan blogger and security guard who writes about migrant workers’ experiences in Qatar, where he lived for three years. On May 4, 2021, he was detained… More

Mohamed Cheikh ould Mohamed Mkhaïtir

In 2014, Mkhaïtr was sentenced to death for writing an article, in which he argued that Muaritania’s caste system was not justified by the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.… More

Nejat Bahrami

Nejat Bahrami

Bahrami is a freelance columnist who writes political, economic, and cultural commentary. A court summoned him to begin his one-year sentence in May 2020 one year after his conviction… 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

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

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

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