Baolong Hu

A human rights lawyer and online activist, Baolong was detained in September 2020 for allegedly "leaking secrets" to foreign countries and for his online commentary. He was formally charged… More

Khalid Al-Alkami

Al-Alkami is an online commentator and blogger who posted negative tweets about austerity in Saudi Arabia. He was arrested on September 12, 2017, right after a McKinsey report that… More

Siarhei Haranin

A linguist and literary critic, Haranin was arrested after a raid on the National Academy of Science (NAS) for the Belarusian Culture, Language, and Literature in October 2022. He… More

Farshid Ghorbanpour

A columnist, literary writer, and online commentator, Ghorbanpour was arrested at his home on September 25, 2022. Security forces pepper sprayed him and beaten him before taking him into… More

Khalid Qadiry

An activist, journalist, and poet from Herat, Qadiry was arrested by the Taliban on March 17, 2022. He was sentenced a couple months later to 1 year in prison.… More

Le Anh Hung

In July 2018, authorities arrested independent blogger Le Anh Hung and charged him with “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon state interests." In October, he went on hunger strike… More

Amirhossein Barimani

Barimani was arrested on September 25, 2022 during a wave of arrests following the Iran protests. His family did not know about his whereabouts until days later. He was… More

Norman Tumuhimbise

While promoting his new book on political corruption in Uganda, The Liars and Accomplices, Tumuhimbise was arrested on March 10, 2022 for “offensive communication." He was released on bail… More

Htun Zaw Win Wyne

Htun Zaw Win, also known as Wyne, is a screenwriter and director whose films have won multiple awards from the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization. His short film Ban That… More

Mohammad Rasoulof

In 2010, Rasoulof was arrested alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi, and received a six-year prison sentence for "propaganda"; it was later reduced to one year and he was released… More