Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression
  • Created by Vicons Designfrom the Noun Project Detained Academics
  • Created by Diego Naivefrom the Noun Project Detained Journalists
  • Created by Mas Dhimasfrom the Noun Project Detained Creators

For periods up to more than two years, in some cases, 4 academics have been detained because of exercising their right to express their opinions and participate in public affairs. The accusations against detained academics are summarized in: belonging to a terrorist group, promoting its ideas, and spreading false news and information. These are unsubstantiated accusations that are not based on serious evidence or investigations, so it is easy to charge anyone exercising their inherent right to freedom of expression with such accusations. AFTE calls for the immediate release of academics who were detained because of practicing their work, especially in light of the outbreak of the “Covid-19” epidemic and the danger it poses to the lives of prisoners.

For periods up to more than two years, in some cases, 12 journalists have been detained because of practicing their profession, the essence of which is revealing facts and free expression of opinion. The accusations against detained journalists are summarized in: belonging to a terrorist group, promoting its ideas, and spreading false news and information. These are unsubstantiated accusations that are not based on serious evidence or investigations, so it is easy to charge anyone exercising their inherent right to freedom of expression with such accusations. AFTE calls for the immediate release of journalists who were detained because of practicing their profession, especially in light of the outbreak of the “Covid-19” epidemic and the danger it poses to the lives of prisoners.

For periods up to more than two years, in some cases, 5 creators have been detained because of exercising their right to freedom of creativity. The accusations against detained creators are summarized in: belonging to a terrorist group, promoting its ideas, spreading false news and information, and the disclosure of military secrets. These are unsubstantiated accusations that are not based on serious evidence or investigations, so it is easy to charge anyone exercising their inherent right to freedom of creativity with such accusations. AFTE calls for the immediate release of creators who were detained because of exercising their right to freedom of creativity, especially in light of the outbreak of the “Covid-19” epidemic and the danger it poses to the lives of prisoners.