Michel Kilo | Status: Released | Syria

Prominent writer and journalist Michel Kilo contributes to the leading Lebanese daily Al-Nahar and the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi. Initially, Kilo was arrested on May 14, 2006 when he… More

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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

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

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Ruslan Sharipov | Status: In Exile | Uzbekistan

Ruslan Sharipov was one of several dozen students chosen to participate in a government-sponsored exchange program with U.S. universities in the fall of 1999. When Uzbek authorities canceled that… More

Ragip Zarakolu | Status: In Exile | Turkey

Ragip Zarakolu, director and owner of Belge Publishing House and a longtime activist against censorship, is on trial for "aiding and abetting an illegal organization" under Turkey's sweeping anti-terror… 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

Hrant Dink | Status: Murdered | Turkey

Hrant Dink is editor-in-chief of the Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper Agos, a paper that seeks to provide a voice to the Armenian community and create a dialogue between Turks and… More

Siamak Pourzand | Status: Deceased | Iran

Siamak Pourzand was a journalist and film critic. He was manager of the Majmue-ye Farrhangi-ye Honari-ye Tehran, a cultural center for writers, artists, and intellectuals. 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

Nguyen Xuan Nghia | Status: Released | Vietnam

Nguyen Xuan Nghia, a poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, served a six-year sentence for "conducting anti-government propaganda" under Article 88 of Vietnam's penal code. The indictment against him cited… More