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András Simonyi
András SimonyiAcademic and former Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S.
Can Dündar
Can DündarLeading Turkish journalist arrested and forced into exile for his brave reporting
Evan Mawarire
Evan MawarireZimbabwean protest leader, arrested six times and tortured for his civil rights work
Gulalai Ismail
Gulalai IsmailPakistani women's rights activist, political prisoner and escapee after going into forced hiding

Irwin Cotler
Irwin CotlerFormer Canadian Minister of Justice and MP, advocate for political prisoners
Jihyun Park
Jihyun ParkBritish-North Korean escapee and survivor of a North Korean forced labor camp
Kylie Moore-Gilbert
Kylie Moore-GilbertAustralian-British academic just freed after two years in Iranian prison as a victim of hostage diplomacy
Melissa Mahtani
Melissa MahtaniCNN senior producer and reporter

Nathan Law
Nathan LawHong Kong student leader of the Umbrella Movement, former Member of Hong Kong Legislative Council who fled arrest
Rayhan Asat
Rayhan AsatUyghur activist, sister of Ekpar Asat who was disappeared by China
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Sviatlana TsikhanouskayaBelarusian opposition presidential candidate forced to flee after rigged elections
Tania Bruguera
Tania BrugueraCuban political performance artist repeatedly arrested for her work

Waad al-Kateab
Waad al-KateabSyrian refugee and award-winning documentary filmmaker on the Syrian Civil War
Yang Jianli
Yang JianliChinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China