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

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

Tayseer Al-Najjar

On December 13, 2015, Al-Najjar, a Jordanian national, was arrested by authorities in connection with a Facebook post in which he criticized Israel and the UAE. On February 12,… More

Writers at Risk Database

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

Ayşe Düzkan

On June 11, 2019, Düzkan was released after serving 18 months in Bakırköy prison in Istanbul. She was originally imprisoned in January 2018 on terrorism charges for her work… More