António Aly Silva

Freelance journalist and editor of the blog Dictatorship of Consensus, António Aly Silva is a strong critic of President Úmaro Sissoco Embaló and the current regime. He was detained… More

Apoorvanand Jha

On August 3, 2020, Jha, a Hindi professor known for his criticism of the Indian government's passing of the controversial 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act, was questioned for five hours… More

Ismael El-Bozom

Officers in the Hamas-controlled General Investigation Unit arrested El-Bozom on March 20, 2020 over cartoons he had posted on Facebook calling for the release of writer Abdullah Abu Sharkh.… More

Dmitry Strosev

Dmitry Strotsev

Dmitry Strotsev publishes poetry as a preserver of the “Minsk school of poetry” and has written poetry about the August 2020 Belarusian election and subsequent violence against protesters. On… More

Pavel Horbach

Pavel Horbach was detained after having performed his poetry at a neighbours’ gathering in Minsk on November 6, 2020 and sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest. More

Dan Garrett

On September 26, 2019, Garrett, a photographer, author, and academic, was barred entry to Hong Kong for unspecified “immigration reasons” after having testified to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on… More

Rafael Gabriel Almanza Alonso

Famed poet and Marxist intellectual Alonso has suffered political persecution for his openly anti-Castro views. Since he was first expelled from university in 1980, he has endured extreme censorship… More

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Nguyen Xuan Nghia

A poet, novelist, and founder of the banned democracy movement known as Bloc 8406, Nguyen was arrested in 2008 following the publication of Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy in… More

Samantha Kureya Gonyeti

Armed, masked men who identified themselves as police officers kidnapped comedian and satirist Kureya (known as Gonyeti) on August 21, 2019. They abused her in an unknown location, and… More

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Ahdaf Soueif

A prominent novelist, Soueif was arrested on March 18, 2020 for protesting for the release of Egyptians left vulnerable to coronavirus in overcrowded prisons and faced charges of “illegal… More