Nasrin Sotoudeh | Status: In Prison | Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent writer, human rights lawyer and activist, was abruptly re-arrested on June 13, 2018, and taken to Evin prison. Her arrest came shortly after her legal… More

Tashi Wangchuk

Tashi Wangchuk | Status: In Prison | China

Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan language activist and businessman, was sentenced to five years in prison for “inciting separatism” on May 22, 2018. These charges were a consequence of his… More

Galal El-Behairy | Status: In Prison | Egypt

Galal El-Behairy is an Egyptian poet, lyricist, and activist who has been in detention in Tora Prison in Cairo since March 2018. More

Oleg Sentsov | Status: In Prison | Russia

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director, was sentenced to 20 years in a Russian prison on charges of terrorism on August 25, 2015. PEN believes that the charges stem… More

Chen Yunfei | Status: In Prison | China

Chen Yunfei is a performance artist who works at the intersection of human rights activism and art. His art is overtly political, promoting the Chinese pro-democracy movement. More

Roman Sushchenko | Status: In Prison | Russia

Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist, was detained in Moscow on September 30, 2016, on charges of espionage, and has since been detained in Lefortovo Prison. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB)… More

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Nguyen Huu Vinh & Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy | Status: In Prison | Vietnam

On March 23, 2016, the People's Court of Hanoi sentenced Nguyen Huu Vinh to five years in prison under Article 258 (2) of Vietnam's Penal Code for "abusing democratic… More

Alexey Kungurov | Status: In Prison | Russia

Alexey Kungurov is a blogger from Russian Siberia who was charged with public calls to terrorism for his blogpost in LiveJournal named “Who did Putin Falcons Actually Bomb” where… More

Nazli Ilicak

Nazlı Ilıcak | Status: In Prison | Turkey

Nazli Ilicak, a 72-year-old veteran journalist, former member of parliament, and avid supporter of democracy, was arrested as part of a crackdown following an attempted coup in July 2016.… More

Ashraf Fayadh | Status: In Prison | Saudi Arabia

Ashraf Fayadh is a Palestinian poet, artist, and curator living in Saudi Arabia, who was sentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes on charges of apostasy on… More