• 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.

  • Where is Liu Xia?!

    Liu Xia, the widow of democracy activist and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has not been seen or heard from since his funeral. Learn more about her situation and take action for her immediate release.

  • 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


Amy Collé Dieng is a popular Senegalese “mbalax” singer who was arrested on August 3, 2017 for insulting Senegal’s President Macky Sall. She was charged six days later with “offending the head of state and broadcasting fake news”, a crime for which she could face...
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Divya Bharathi is an Indian activist and documentary filmmaker who was charged on August 3, 2017 with wrongly portraying the Pallar caste in her February documentary Kakkoos. Bharathi, whose film has had multiple screenings censored since its release, was first arrested on July 25, 2017, apparently...
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Abdallah Al Shahani, a well known Saudi musician, actor, and TV personality, was arrested last weekend at a music festival after he “dabbed” onstage. The Saudi Interior Ministry recently banned dabbing, a dance move that it considers to make references to Western drug culture. A...
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