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Iraee is a writer and political activist initially sentenced to a six year prison sentence for charges related to an unpublished story she wrote criticizing the practice of stoning in Iran.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...
Fr. Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly

Fr. Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly

Father Ly is a Vietnamese Roman Catholic priest and activist who was rearrested by the Vietnamese government on July 25, 2011, ending one-year and four-months of temporary medical parole. Father Ly was previously arrested on February 18, 2007 for attempting to...