Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi | Status: Murdered | Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist who had been exiled in the U.S. since mid-2017, disappeared while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018; … More

Avijit Roy

Avijit Roy | Status: Murdered | Bangladesh

On February 26, 2015, Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya were brutally attacked by assailants wielding machetes outside of the Dhaka Boi Mela book fair.… More

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Hachalu Hundessa

Musician and activist Hundessa was shot and killed in Addis Ababa on June 29, 2020. His death sparked widespread unrest in the country, in which hundreds were killed. Alleged… More

Daphne Caruana Galizia

Daphne Caruana Galizia

Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017, months after writing about corrupt government practices. Despite state obstruction of the investigation, several politicians and business elite have been linked to the… More

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Pavel Sheremet | Status: Murdered | Ukraine

Pavel Sheremet, a Belarusian-born Russian journalist who worked in Belarus and Ukraine, died in a car explosion in Kyiv on July 20, 2016. The Ukraine Prosecutor’s Office said the… More

Writers at Risk Database

Pavel Sheremet

An internationally lauded journalist and opinion writer, Sheremet was killed in a car bomb explosion in Kyiv in April 2016. He was a longtime critic of Belarus President Aleksander… More

Allinda Michael Ziggy Wine

Ziggy Wine was kidnapped in July 2019; his mutilated body was found one week later and he died in hospital shortly after. His family believes the state played a… More

Naji Jerf

A filmmaker known for his work exposing the realities of the Syrian Civil War, Jerf was killed by ISIS militants in Gaziantep, Turkey in December 2015. Prior to his… More

Kamol Duangphasuk Mainueng K. Kunthee

In April 2014, the poet “Kunthee” was shot by assailants who approached his car in Northern Bangkok, then escaped by motorcycle. He died in hospital. The motive for his… More

Writers at Risk Database

Hrant Dink

In January 2007, Dink was murdered in Istanbul by a 17-year-old Turkish nationalist with the help of Turkish police. Prior to his death, Dink was an outspoken critic of… More

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