Karimi, an internationally acclaimed Kurdish Iranian filmmaker, was originally found guilty of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting sacred values” in October 2015 because of a documentary he had made
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed Senate Bill 550 last week, after his state’s legislature had fast tracked the particularly egregious anti-protest bill through both houses in less than a month.
The March imprisonment and release of musician Sadiq Zazzabi in the Nigerian state of Kano has produced not one but two inspiring examples of community activism at work. Zazzabi, a popular
Chen Yunfei’s aim is to be China’s last political prisoner. On March 31, 2017, the Wuhou District People’s Court in Chengdu, China sentenced Chen Yunfei to 4 years in prison
By: Daniel McElroy Earlier this month, a Turkish criminal court sentenced Zehra Doğan to 2 years, 9 months, and 22 days in prison because she produced a painting based on
Renowned author and linguist Noam Chomsky has joined The Voice Project’s campaign calling for the release of Sedat Laçiner. Mr. Laçiner is one of many academics, judges, lawyers, journalists and teachers
Many Americans have spent the past several months watching and reacting to the nascent Trump administration—and mobilizing in resistance to measures such as the Muslim ban, mass deportations, and an
Tibetan Musician Achok Phulshung, one of the artists featured in The Voice Project's Free The Artists of Tibet campaign, was released from prison on Thursday after serving a 4 year
Ahmed Naji was released from Boulaq Abul-Ela police station in Downtown Cairo on Thursday. The court of cassation, Egypt's highest appeals court, has suspended his sentence pending a final verdict
On Friday, Vladimir Putin met with artists and cultural figures at a joint session of the Council for Culture and Art and the Council for the Russian Language in St.