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

Tendai Maduwa

Director and producer Maduwa was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Kudakwashe Bwititi after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of… More

Kudakwashe Bwititi

Bwititi was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Tendai Maduwa after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of cultures between Islamic… More

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Büşra Ersanli

In June 2018, Ersanli was convicted on terrorism charges for her endorsement of a petition, organized by a group called Academics for Peace, criticizing military violence against the Kurds.… More

Deniz Zarakolu

The son of human rights activists, Zarakolu was first arrested in 2002 for a speech he gave at his mother’s funeral. In 2011, he was arrested again in a… More

Moses Nsubuga Viboyo

Nsubuga, a musician and activist, was arrested and charged for allegedly using derogatory terms in a song to refer to President Yoweri Museveni on October 4, 2018. He was… More

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Stella Nyanzi

Dr. Nyanzi was arrested in 2017 for posting a poem online about President Museveni’s birth, using the metaphor of his mother’s vagina to criticize his repressive rule; and again… More

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Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine

Musician Bobi Wine has galvanized a generation of Ugandans to seek new leadership. He has opposed President Museveni's policies and has been barred from performing his music. He is… More

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Ahmet Şık

Investigative reporter Şik was detained in 2011 for “spreading terrorist propaganda” in a book he wrote on the controversial Gülen movement. He was released a year later, but was… More

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Siraphop Kornaroot Rung Sila

Siraphop was detained in 2014 after writing a poem that allegedly insulted Thailand’s king. He faced 45 years in prison under the draconian lèse-majesté law in a drawn-out trial… More