Said Djabelkhir

Scholar Djabelkhir was—without notice—charged with “offending the precepts of Islam” after writing three Facebook posts in which he provided “academic reflections” on the Quran and Islamic tradition in January… More

Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam | Status: On Trial | Bangladesh

Shahidul Alam, photographer, journalist, and activist, is currently being detained for commenting about the student protests in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More

Aslı Erdoğan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Aslı Erdoğan is a renowned novelist and human rights activist in Turkey who faced terrorism charges for her journalistic work. More

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Saw Wai | Status: On Trial | Myanmar

Saw Wai is a Burmese poet and performance artist well known for his romantic poetry. Before his arrest, Saw Wai headed the White Rainbow poetry recital group, an organization… More

Ahmet Sever

A writer and journalist, Sever has been on trial since April 2019 on charges of insulting President Erdoğan in Sever's book My Testimony. An advisor and press chief to… More

Ömer Aslan Porçay

In 2018, popular satirist Ömer Aslan, known as Porçay on YouTube was charged with encouraging the use of psychotropic substances for writing a rap song, in which he parodied… More

Jose Bello

In May 2019, Bello recited his poem “Dear America,” inspired by his first-hand experience of detention in Mesa Verde detention facility, at a local forum. Less than 36 hours… More

Eduardo Galindo Peña

Galindo Peña was detained on April 15, 2020 in a warrantless home raid by the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command and brought to court 96 hours later for writing… More

Maria Kolesnikova

Opposition leader who ran against President Lukashenka, was detained for political campaigns and protests. The political activist faces a prison sentence for ‘undermining national security’ and is accused of… More

Mikola Papieka

On September 13, 2020, Papieka participated in a “karahod,” a form of cultural protest used to show resistance to President Lukasheno's rule, that was broken up by police in… More

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