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

Anisa Jafari-Mehr

Jafari-Mehr is a writer and literary critic at J, a Germany-based Kurdish-language magazine. She was arrested on November 23, 2020 for alleged propaganda and anti-state charges, until her conditional… More

Paola Ugaz

Paola Ugaz

Ugaz co-authored Mitad monjes, mitad soldados in 2015, an investigative nonfiction work alleging abuse in a Peruvian Catholic organization. In response to her announcing a second book on the… More

Tsitsi Danngarembga

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dangarembga was arrested for taking part in anti-corruption protests on July 31, 2020 and was released on bail the next day. She returned to court on charges of incitement… More

Emad Hajjaj

Hajjaj, a Jordanian-Palestinian cartoonist, was arrested by Jordanian authorities over a cartoon mocking the Israel–United Arab Emirates deal on August 26, 2020. On August 30, he was released on… More

Yulia Tsvetkova

Yulia Tsvetkova

Cartoonist Yulia Tsvetkova was charged with pornography for disseminating her artwork that promotes body positivity and LGBTQ inclusivity on social media. She was placed on house arrest from November… More

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Maria Ressa

Ressa, acclaimed journalist and CEO of digital news outlet Rappler, faces legal and political backlash for covering human rights abuses. She was convicted of tax fraud and cyber libel… More

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Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Çulhaoğlu is a prolific author and lead columnist for political publication Türk Solu. His writing and tweets served as evidence of terrorism charges, leading to an over 6-year prison… More

Ahmet Sik

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 charged on December 30, 2016, with disseminating… 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