Zehra Dogan

Zehra Doğan | Status: Released | Turkey

Zehra Doğan, a Turkish journalist and artist, was sentenced on March 24, 2017 to two years and ten months in prison for creating a painting of a Turkish city… More

Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian | Status: Conditional Release | Iran

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian and his brother, writer and filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, are currently serving three-year prison sentences on charges of “insulting Islamic sanctities,” “propaganda against the state,” and… More

June Featured Case: Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian

Iranian filmmakers Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were arrested in October 2013 in connection with an underground music-sharing site they cofounded. During a three-minute trial, they were fined $6000 and… More

Zehra Dogan

May Featured Case: Artists Under Threat in Turkey

In the face of censorship, persecution, imprisonment, and a recent referendum that will inevitably usher in alarming new restrictions, these Turkish artists courageously refuse to quiet their creative expression. More

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