Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo | Status: On Trial | 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

Roman Sushchenko | Status: On Trial | Russia

Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist, was detained in Moscow on September 30, 2016, on charges of espionage. He has been detained in Lefortovo Prison since then; the court has… More

Pınar Selek | Status: On Trial | 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

Zone 9 Bloggers | Status: On Trial | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Supreme Court on April 6, 2017, levied criminal charges against two Zone 9 bloggers, Atnaf Berhane and Natnail Feleke, three years after they were first arrested in April… More

Shamsuzzoha Manik | Status: On Trial | Bangladesh

Bangladeshi translator, writer, editor, and publisher More

Necmiye Alpay | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Turkish translator, editor, journalist and staunch defender of free expression More

Dareen Tatour | Status: On Trial | Israel/Palestine

Poet Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, will have spent two years in jail or under house arrest as of October 11, 2017. More

Şebnem Korur Fincancı | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Şebnem Korur Fincancı is a human rights defender and forensic doctor in Turkey. On June 20, 2016, she was arrested along with Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin. The three… More

Aslı Erdoğan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Aslı Erdoğan is a renowned novelist and human rights activist in Turkey. She is also a columnist for Özgür Gündem newspaper, a pro-Kurdish opposition daily, and a member of its advisory board.… More

Ahmed Naji | Status: On Trial | Egypt

Ahmed Naji has been temporarily released from prison in Egypt on December 22, 2016, after his two-year prison sentence for “violating public modesty” was suspended by an appeals court… More