• 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.

  • 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.

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Iranian authorities at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport have confiscated the passport of renowned filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof. Returning to Iran from the Telluride International Film Festival in Colorado on September 18, 2017, Rasoulof was briefly detained at customs and released several hours later without his...
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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

Drop the Charges Against Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov is a Russian theatre and film director who was detained on August 22, 2017 in St. Petersburg. The Russian government alleges that he embezzled 68 million roubles (about $1.1 million) of state funds meant to be used for a theatre project between 2011 and 2014, but Serebrennikov maintains

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