Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo | Status: In Prison | Myanmar

Prosecutors have charged the journalists with obtaining important and secret state documents relating to the crisis in Rakhine State, from which some 680,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since August… 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

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (Mother Mushroom) | Status: In Prison | Vietnam

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, better known as “Mother Mushroom,” is a prominent independent blogger, whose blog addresses social concerns in Vietnam. 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

Zehra Doğan | Status: In Prison | Turkey

Zehra Doğan, a Turkish journalist and artist, was sentenced on March 24, 2017 to two years and ten months in prison for creating a painting of a Turkish city… 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

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

Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: In Prison | Egypt

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More