Tuğçe Tayyar Grup Yorum

Tayyar is a member of activist collective and band Grup Yorum. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the Turkish government and members have faced serious threats.… More

Bahar Kurt Grup Yorum

Kurt is a member of the activist band Grup Yorum. Since the band’s inception, its critical songs have angered the government and members have faced serious threats. Kurt was… More

Lê Chi Quang

Lê is a lawyer and computer teacher who has published several essays critical of the government. He was arrested in February 2002 after authorities monitored his computer use at… More

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Ta Phong Tan

A police officer who began blogging to expose abuses of power, Ta was imprisoned in 2011 on anti-state propaganda charges. Her case sparked international activism and, in 2012, her… More

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Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy

Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy was sentenced to three years in prison for her role as an editorial assistant to Nguyen Huu Vinh, who published articles on his blogs that… More

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Nguyen Vu Binh

A former state media journalist, in 2001 Nguyen left to form his own pro-democracy political party. He was imprisoned from 2002-2007 at a labor camp for writing critical of… More

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Nguyen Huu Vinh

A former police officer, Nguyen founded a popular blog dedicated to criticism of Vietnam's government and circumvention of its internet firewall. In 2014, he was arrested for “baseless” and… More

David Mugema

Mugema, a musician and activist, was arrested on December 5, 2017 for the dissemination of his song “Wumula,” seen as offensive to President Yoweri Museveni. He was released on… More

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Stanislav Aseyev

Ukrainian writer Aseyev was kidnapped by pro-Russian militants in June 2017 and forced to confess to “spying.” For 3 years, he had published reports on life under Russian occupation… More

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Oleh Halaziuk

Radio Free Europe columnist Halaziuk was detained by Russian-backed separatists from August 2017 through December 2019. Since the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine, he had covered everyday living conditions… More