The Russian protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky has been freed after more than half a year in detention. The artist faces a 500,000 ruble ($7,600 USD) fine for a performance in
Three independent Iranian music distributors began their prison sentences Sunday in Tehran. Mehdi Rajabian, Hossein Rajabian, and Yousef Emadi were convicted in December 2015 of “insulting the sacred” and creating “propaganda against the state.” They
Russian prosecutors have called on a judge to release Pyotr Pavlensky, the protest artist arrested in November for a performance in which he burned the door of the FSB (the
The Malaysian graphic designer Fahmi Reza was charged Monday with violating multimedia laws by creating a poster depicting the Prime Minister as a clown. He faces up to one year
The Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho was cut from a performance by the French cosmetics giant Lancôme Sunday, following criticism from a newspaper run by the Chinese Communist Party.
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
Friday the Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão, aka Ikonoklasta, began a nude, silent hunger strike to protest conditions in Viana District Prison, where he was held as a prisoner of conscience.
Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from prison on Tuesday, according to her lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi. “I am very happy that she and her parents reunited,” Moghimi told The Associated
Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Russian Federation after protesting that country’s annexation of his native Crimea, has signed papers to be extradited
The Iranian cartoonist and prisoner of conscience Hadi Heidari announced on Tuesday that he has been freed from prison in Iran. The artist announced his release with a drawing of