Mahmoud Abou Zeid (Shawkan) | Status: On Trial | Egypt

Shawkan is a journalist and photographer who often depicts daily cultural life and produces street portraits. He is a contributor to publications such as Time Magazine, Die Zeit, BILD,… More

Galal El-Behairy | Status: On Trial | 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

Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Award-winning filmmaker Çayan Demirel and veteran journalist Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, the two Turkish directors of the documentary Bakur (which means north in Kurdish), are facing up to 5 years in… 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

Necmiye Alpay is a Turkish translator, editor, journalist and staunch defender of free expression 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

Ayşe Berktay | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Ayşe Berktay, a translator, cultural and women's rights activist, is currently on trial in Turkey for "membership in an illegal organization." She faces up to 15 years in prison… More