Writers at Risk Database

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s current de facto political leader and a key figure in the country’s democratic transition, Aung San Suu Kyi was formerly one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners,… More

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Documentary filmmaker Ko Ko Gyi was detained in April 2019 after his films and social media posts criticized the Myanmar military. While in prison, he wrote two screenplays and… More

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Wa Lone

Reuters reporter Wa Lone was arrested in December 2017 with his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo after they covered a massacre in Rakhine State. They received seven-year prison sentences in… More

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Kyaw Soe Oo

Reuters reporter Kyaw Soe Oo was arrested in December 2017 with his colleague Wa Lone after they covered a massacre in Rakhine State. They received seven-year prison sentences in… More

Zeya Aung

Zeya Aung and Aung Than collaboratively wrote a book of poems and were subsequently arrested on politically motivated charges. Others involved in the production of the book were also… More

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Zaw Thet Htwe

Zaw Thet Htwe was arrested without charge, but his detention came shortly after he and comedian Zarganar engaged in private disaster relief following a cyclone. He was arrested as… More

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Maina wa Kinyatti

A Marxist historian, Kinyatti served six years in prison from 1982-1988 for his criticism of authoritarian president Daniel arap Moi. During his time in prison, he was severely mistreated… More

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Flora Brovina

Kosovar-Albanian Brovina was abducted and held captive in Serbia during the Kosovo War, a political prisoner even as NATO retook the country. She spent 2 years in Serb prisons… More

Augustine Ford A.Fo4doe

Rapper Ford (AKA: A.Fo4doe) was harassed and detained by police in September 2018 after he was identified as the producer of a song that critiques government corruption. He was… More

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Rodney Sieh

Founder and editor of Liberian newspaper FrontPageAfrica, Sieh was fined over US$2 million for criminal libel and effectively sentenced to life in prison after publishing findings of government corruption.… More