Political prisoners


Myanmar’s Young Pro-Democracy Activists Fill up Prisons

Deutsche Welle

At least 13,000 political prisoners are currently behind bars in Myanmar, according to the United Nations.


Jokowi Has a Political Prisoner Problem

Andreas Harsono

Indonesia can’t claim to be a democratic, progressive state while still locking up citizens for merely expressing their rights of freedom of expression and association.


Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum

Kirsten Han

Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.


Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners

ZiQing Low

Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.

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