Professor Abdulqadir Jalaleddin is a prominent Uyghur academic and writer, who was taken into custody in January 2018 and has been held at a re-education camp ever since.
Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace is a Bahraini scholar of mechanical engineering sentenced to life in prison and has been denied access to appropriate medical care.
Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is scholar of disaster medicine who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death.
Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba is a professor and human rights activist wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Dr. Hatoon Al-Fassi is an associate professor of women’s history and one of the several women’s rights activists detained by Saudi Authorities in June 2018 for protesting the ban on women driving.
Professor Ilham Tohti is a public intellectual and economics professor. He was convicted on charges of separatism and sentenced to life in prison in September 2014.
Khalil Al-Halwachi is a scholar of engineering and a peaceful political activist sentenced to ten years imprisonment.
Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith is a prominent economist and former lecturer at the University of Paris IV Abu Dhabi who was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison after publicly calling for political reform.
Niloufar Bayani is a researcher, conservationist, and scholar, who was arrested in January 2018 on charges of espionage while conducting field research.
A growing number of scholars in Turkey face criminal charges and have been prosecuted solely as a result of the nonviolent expression of ideas; specifically having signed a petition in January 2016.
Peter Biar Ajak is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and is a prominent political activist imprisoned in South Sudan.
Professor Rahile Dawut is a world-renowned scholar of Uyghur studies who reportedly disappeared in China in December 2017.
Dr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a renowned scholar of geography and former president of Xinjiang University, is suspected to be at risk of execution as he nears the end of the two-year reprieve of his death sentence.
Xiyue Wang is a Princeton University PhD candidate who specializes in late 19th and early 20th-century Eurasian history and has been arbitrarily imprisoned in Iran since 2016.