• 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.

  • Trần Vũ Anh Bình Released

    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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Liu Xia, the widow of democracy activist and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been kept under house arrest without charge since 2010. A 56 year-old poet and photographer, Liu was arbitrarily confined to her home soon after her imprisoned husband was awarded the Nobel...
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In the week since the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, supporters around the world have joined in remembrance of his life, his work and influence as well as the unjustness of his 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion...
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Drop the Charges Against Surjit Gag

Indian poet Surjit Gag was arrested July 9, 2017 for blasphemy, on charges of hurting religious sentiments. He is alleged to have violated section 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code, a law which criminalizes “deliberate and malicious” acts intended to outrage religious feelings.

Free Silya Ziani

Silya Ziani, a protest singer from Morocco’s Rif region, was arrested on June 5, 2017, while traveling by taxi with a group of three other activists to Casablanca. She remains in custody without charge.

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- Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot