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    The Vietnamese musician, was released May 21, 2017, four months before the end of his 6 year sentence. As Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros said during our Imprisoned for Art campaign, “No one should go to prison for singing a song. No one should be abused by their government for speaking out about injustice".

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Activist/Artist Prisoners of Conscience


In an extension of past mistreatment, jailed Chinese activist and performance artist Chen Yunfei has reportedly spent weeks wearing manacles and leg irons after a sarcastic comment he made to prison officials. This experience follows an already contested imprisonment as well as past mistreatment in...
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On February 22nd, as North Dakota law enforcement moved in to evict the residents of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, part of the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, filmmaker and journalist Jahnny Lee, working with the Sundance Institute, was arrested while filming a standoff between police and water

The Right to Protest

Take it from Emma, these proposed anti-protest laws cannot be allowed to pass. In the time since the video was shot, the North Dakota bill giving drivers protection for running over protesters was defeated, but a similar bill has been introduced in Tennessee. These bills are coming fast and furious

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- Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot