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    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.

  • Thailand: Free "The Wolf Bride" Student Actors

    Call on the government of Thailand to free two students sentenced to two years in prison for simply putting on a satirical play.

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    Cartoonist Zunar charged with 9 counts of sedition in Malaysia. He faces a potential 43 years in prison over a tweet.

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

  • Zona Prava: Prisoners' Rights

    Founded by the two formerly imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, the goal of Zona Prava is to aid those who, though they may be deprived of liberty in camps and prisons, are not willing to be stripped of their dignity.

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

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Ezzedeen Khaled, Mohamed Adel, Mohamed al-Souri, Mohamed Gabr, and Mohamed Yehia are Egyptian satirists belonging to the Street Children (Arabic: Awlad el-Shawarea) protest group. All five men face charges of “insulting state institutions” and “inciting protests” over a series of videos which criticize President Abdel...
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Five Egyptian satirists have been arrested for publishing videos online criticizing President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The members of the Awlad el-Shawarea (Street Children) protest group, all ranging in age from 19-25, were arrested over the week on charges of “insulting state institutions” and “inciting protests,” with four...
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Drop the Charges Against Atena Daemi

Atena Daemi is an Iranian woman arrested in May 2015 and sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of "propaganda against the state," "acting against national security," and "insulting the Supreme Leader" for having the protest songs of an Iranian-German rapper on her phone. She was released on

Drop the Charges Against Kovan

S Sividas, popularly known as Kovan, is an Indian protest singer from Tamil Nadu who was charged with sedition, criminal intimidation, and dividing social groups for a song criticizing the state Governor’s support of and personal profit from government-run liquor stores. Kovan was subjected to a violent arrest

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- Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot

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