Ahmed Naji | Status: On Trial | Egypt

Ahmed Naji has been temporarily released from prison in Egypt on December 22, 2016, after his two-year prison sentence for “violating public modesty” was suspended by an appeals court… More

Atena Farghadani | Status: Released | Iran

Atena Farghadani is an Iranian artist and political activist. She was first arrested in August 2014 for a cartoon she drew lampooning a family planning law, which depicted lawmakers… More

Nikolai Alexeyev | Status: Under Threat | Russia

Nikolai Alexeyev was the first person charged and fined in Russia under the local municipal law that would eventually become Russia’s infamous "anti-gay law." More

Natalia Estemirova | Status: Murdered | Russia

On July 15, 2009, Natalia Estemirova, a journalist and human rights defender, was abducted by four gunmen on her way to work in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Estemirova… More

Htin Lin Oo | Status: Released | Myanmar

Htin Lin Oo, a former information officer for the National League for Democracy, was sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor in June 2015 on charge of… More