Dariush Memar Darush

A well-known poet and literary critic, Memar is facing charges of "propaganda against the regime" for his critical writing against the regime. He currently lives in exile in Germany… More

Rafael Vilches Proenza

Vilches Proenza is a novelist and poet whose work critical of the Cuban government. In 2021, he was briefly detained, interrogated, and threatened several times. In November, he was… More

Dmitry Glukhovsky

In June 2022, Glukhovsky was arrested in absentia for anti-war social media posts he made in May. Living in exile in Europe, in October 2022 he was placed on… More

Islom Kholboev

Kholboev is an Uzbek journalist living in exile in Türkiye. He took an active part in the formation of the Birlik people's movement and the Erk party in the… More

Miron Fyodorov Oxxxymiron

A rapper and songwriter, Fyodorov wrote a song that was found to be "extremist" by a Moscow Court. He was fined 45k rubles on December 12, 2022 for discrediting… More

Mohammad Rasoulof

In 2010, Rasoulof was arrested and received a six-year prison sentence for "propaganda.” It was later reduced to a year and he was released on bail, but prevented from… More

Behnaz Amani

Scholar and poet Behnaz Amani was arrested in October 2022 and indicted with “conspiracy against national security” in November for supporting the protests. Her cervical cancer advanced during her… More

Andrey Yanushkevich

Author and publisher Yanushkevich was detained on May 16, 2022 after police raided his home, looking for “extremist materials.” Two hundred copies of George Orwell’s 1984 were confiscated, and… More

Ghilas Ainouche

In July 2017, Aïnouche, a cartoonist and contributor to publications including Charlie Hebdo and Tout Sur L'Algérie, was harassed by police. In November, he was laid off from Tout… More

Pinar Selek

Pınar Selek | Status: Displaced/In Exile | Turkey

In July 1998, writer, sociologist, and feminist Pınar Selek was arrested in connection with an explosion at the Istanbul Spice Bazaar, a tragedy that led to the deaths of… More