Ahmet and Mehmet Altan | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Mehmet and Ahmet Altan were arrested in a dawn raid on September 10, 2016, as part of a wave of arrests of thinkers and writers following the July 15,… 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

Ahmet Şik | Status: On Trial | Turkey

Ahmet Şık is an investigative journalist and writer dedicated to reporting on human rights abuses and government actions in Turkey. He was most recently charged on December 30, 2016,… 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

Nazlı Ilıcak | Status: On Trial | Turkey

On July 25, 2016, arrest warrants were put out for 42 Turkish journalists for their suspected affiliation with the Gülenist movement. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) accuses the Gülenist movement of… 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