Imad Barghouthi

Palestinian astrophysicist and professor Barghouthi was arrested on June 16, 2020. On August 2, 2020, after being detained for more than two weeks without explanation, he was charged with… More

Abdulaziz Al-Dukhail

On April 25, 2020, Al-Dukhail was arrested and detained without formal charges for a tweet he posted in support of the activist Abdullah Al-Hamid following his death. According to… More

Zechariah Makuach Maror

Maror, a columnist in several local dailies, was arrested on April 18, 2020 for accusations of defamation in his writing and social media posts criticizing South Sudan’s Ministry of… More

Hajooj Kuka

In August 2020, authorities raided a cultural center in Khartoum where Kuka and other artists were rehearsing a play at a threater workshop, following a reported noise complaint. Kuka,… More

Daler Sharifov

On January 28, 2020, Sharifov’s house was raided and he was detained at a police station. Four days later he was charged with inciting ethnic, racial, and religious hatred.… More

Dariush Moradi

Moradi is a Kurdish cultural activist who serves on the editorial board of Hesareh, a literary website. Security forces arrested him on November 23, 2020, searching his home and… More

Denis Solís González

Solís González is a Cuban songwriter and rapper whose musical work features content critical of repression by the authorities. Solís was forcibly detained in November 2020 after he posted… More

Ruslan Kulevich

Journalist and author Kulevich was brutally detained by police at a protest against the Lukashenka regime. He was beaten, both of his arms were broken, and he was sentenced… More

Yury Stylski

On August 15, 2020, Stylski, lyricist and leader of a black-listed band ‘Daj Dorogu,’ attended peaceful rally in Brest with a loud-speaker and Belarusian flag, where he was detained… More

Zhang Wenfang

Zhang Wenfang posted poems about the Wuhan lockdown due to COVID-19 and was detained. She was first detained on “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” until she was later sentenced… More

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