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April Featured Case: Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai, a Swedish book publisher, is currently in detention in Ningbo, China. He has been held against his will since October 2015, when Chinese security agents kidnapped him… More

Iran: Writer and poet released on bail

Author and poet Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi was released on bail on November 4, 2017. Vasmaghi had been held in Evin prison since October 22 where she was brought for… More

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