• Chief Ebrima MannehThe Gambia

    Chief Ebrima Manneh was a senior reporter for the Banjul, Gambia-based Daily Observer. He was arrested by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency on July 7, 2006, and has since been held incommunicado.

  • Golrokh Ebrahimi IraeeIran

    Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist serving a six year sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.

  • Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould MkhaitirMauritania

    Mohammed Shaikh Ould Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir is a blogger who was arrested in January 2014 and sentenced to death for apostasy. Although his sentence was commuted, he remains in “administrative detention” in an undisclosed location.

  • Mohamed al-BambaryMorocco

    Mohamed al-Bambary is a Sahrawi media activist currently serving 6 years in prison as a result of his journalism.

  • Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François KabayizaRwanda

    Tom Byabagamba, Frank Rusagara, and François Kabayiza are former Rwandan military officers. They are currently imprisoned for criticizing the Rwandan government.

  • Mahmadali HayitTajikistan

    Mahmadali Hayit is the deputy chairman of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan. He is currently serving a life sentence on fabricated charges of conspiring to overthrow the Tajik government.

  • Zayd SaidovTajikistan

    Zayd Saidov is a well-known businessman and former Tajikistan government official. He was arrested in May 2013 and is currently serving a 29 year sentence on charges designed to disrupt his creation of an opposition party.

  • Buzurgmehr YorovTajikistan

    Buzurgmehr Yorov is a prominent human rights lawyer who was arrested in September 2015 and is serving 28 years in prison for his representation of opposition leaders.

  • Gulgeldy AnnaniyazovTurkmenistan

    Gulgeldy Annaniyazov is a political dissident and human rights activist who has been detained in Turkmenistan since 2008, when he returned to the country after six years in Norway as a political refugee

  • Aramais AvakyanUzbekistan

    Aramais Avakyan is a fisherman and practicing Christian wrongly detained since September 2015. He is serving a seven year sentence on fabricated charges related to membership in an Islamic extremist organization.

  • Cases in Vietnam

    Vietnam has consistently targeted journalists, bloggers, and religious minorities, including the three cases profiled here.