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Aung Than & Zeya Aung | Status: Released | Myanmar

Aung Than is a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Zeya Aung is a student at Pegu University. Together they wrote a book of poems called… More

Mamadali Mahmudov | Status: Released | Uzbekistan

Mamadali Mahmudov is a renowned Uzbek writer and opposition activist who was released in 2013 after serving a 14-year sentence on charges related to a series of explosions in… More

Aung Myint | Status: Released | Myanmar

Aung Myint (also known as Phya Pon Ni Loan Oo) is a journalist, poet, and head of the information department of the National League for Democracy (NLD). Aung started… More

Zaw Thet Htwe | Status: Released | Myanmar

Zaw Thet Htwe, respected journalist and political advocate, worked as an editor and journalist at First Eleven Sports News, a popular sports journal Burma. After Cyclone Nargis struck on… More

Muhammad Bekjanov | Status: Released | Uzbekistan

A prominent Uzbek journalist in the period immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Muhammad Bekjanov came to be recognized as a leading voice in the struggle for… More

Zarganar | Status: Released | Myanmar

Maung Thura (“Zarganar”) is a poet, opposition activist, and leading comedian in Burma. He began a career in political activism through comedy while completing his undergraduate degree. As a… More

Nay Phone Latt | Status: Released | Myanmar

Nay Phone Latt, an influential Burmese blogger and poet, was released on January 13, 2013, during a widespread amnesty. He had spent nearly four years behind bars for his… More

Lê Chi Quang | Status: Released | Vietnam

Lê Chi Quang is a lawyer and computer teacher who has written several essays criticizing the government. These essays were distributed through the Internet. More

Aung San Suu Kyi | Status: Released | Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi is a writer and pro-democracy activist and daughter of Burma’s independence hero Aung San. More

Nguyen Vu Binh | Status: Released | Vietnam

Age 39, Nguyen Vu Binh is a former journalist who worked for 10 years for Tap Chi Cong (Journal of Communism), the official publication of the Communist Party of… More