Shakthika Sathkumara

Shakthika Sathkumara

Shakthika Sathkumara is an award-winning author arrested in April 2019. He is facing up to 12 years in prison on charges related to a short story he published on Facebook. Sathkumara has written seven short story collections, four poetry anthologies, a novel and at...
Daler Sharipov

Daler Sharipov

Daler Sharipov is a freelance journalist facing up to five years in prison for a series of articles he wrote about religious extremism. Sharipov began his journalism career at the state-owned television channel Safina in 2006 when he was a student at Tajik National...
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee

Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee is a writer and political activist initially sentenced to a six year prison sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran. Iraee was arrested on September 6, 2014 with her husband...
Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi is a filmmaker and human rights activist facing a two year prison sentence in Myanmar for a series of Facebook posts. Prior to his arrest, Ko Ko Gyi studied engineering in Singapore. He returned to Myanmar in 2003 and embarked on a film career. By...
Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy

Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy

Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy is an online activist who served a three year sentence for criticizing the Vietnamese government on Facebook. Prior to his arrest, Nguyen graduated from college with a degree in education and worked with his mother at a market. Nguyen was arrested...