• Free Zehra Doğan

    2 Years, 9 Months and 22 Days in Prison for a Painting. Lend your voice to call for the release of painter and journalist Zehra Doğan. Posting a picture of a painting to social media is not a crime.

  • March for Our Lives

    Enough. No more thoughts & prayers. Change. Now. Led by the survivors. Led by the youth of this country.

  • Egypt: End State Sponsored Persecution of Women Artists!

    Since November 2017, at least four female music artists in Egypt have found themselves detained, on trial, or imprisoned for various morality-related offenses.

  • Drop the Charges Against Kirill Serebrennikov

    Russian theatre and film director, Kirill Serebrennikov, accused of embezzlement to silence his criticism of the Putin regime.

  • Moroccan Protest Singer Silya Ziani Released

    Silya, and 58 other members of the Rif movement, given a royal pardon on July 29, 2017.

  • Cartoonist Musa Kart Released in Turkey

    He's issued a statement that is a comedic and sobering criticism of a system which placed him in pre-trial detention for nine months and will continue to try him in the months to come.

  • Drop the Charges Against Seenaa Solomon & the Oromo 7

    Seenaa Solomon and 6 other singers, dancers and filmmakers have been detained since September 2016 without trial. Join us in calling for their immediate release.

  • Free Liu Xia

    Liu Xia, the widow of democracy activist and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been held incommunicado since her husband's death on July 13. Lend your voice to end this enforced disappearance.

  • Our Right to Protest is at Risk

    Free expression is the cornerstone of any free society, and the First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to peaceably assemble. See what you can do to preserve your rights.

  • Poems, pictures, plays & songs — these are not crimes.

    Take action to help imprisoned artists around the world.

  • Free Ashraf Fayadh

    Ashraf Fayadh is a Palestinian poet who came to Saudi Arabia as a refugee, and has been sentenced to 8 years in prison and 800 lashes by his adopted homeland for a series of poems that he wrote describing his life while fleeing war in Palestine.

  • Free the Artists of Tibet

    ACT NOW: Speak out for imprisoned Tibetan singers. As a global community we have to act to end Chinese ethnocide in Tibet.

  • Music Is Not A Crime

    Take action to demand the release of 3 Iranians sentenced to prison for running a music label.

  • Atilla Taş Released!

    Singer Atilla Taş has been released after 416 days in pretrial detention.

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Ferhat Tunç is a Turkish musician currently indicted on three separate charges surrounding his use of social media to express a dissenting political opinion. Tunç’s 30-year career in Turkey and abroad has been colored by countless investigations and legal battles over both his music and...
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Drop the Charges Against Behnam Rohani-Fard

Behnam Rohani-Fard is a Baha’i singer from Iran who was arrested on September 4, 2017 upon returning to Tehran from a concert tour in Europe. Released from solitary confinement on bail on October 3, 2017, Rohani-Fard still faces charges of “propaganda against the state”, “disturbing public opinion”, and “membership in

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé

Ramón Esono Ebalé is a political cartoonist and activist from Equatorial Guinea who was detained by State Security on September 16, 2017. Esono has yet to go before a judge or receive charges, in violation of Equatoguinean law, which states that no person shall be detained longer than 72 hours

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