Speakers In Category: Central and South Asia

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  • Frederica  Jansz

    Frederica Jansz

    Sri Lankan journalist and former editor of The Sunday Leader who has faced death threats for her critical reporting of the government.

  • Mukhtar Mai

    Mukhtar Mai

    Pakistani women’s rights advocate and author.

  • Pussy Riot

    Pussy Riot

    Russian punk rock protest group.

  • Lidia Yusupova

    Lidia Yusupova

    Chechen lawyer and human rights activist.

  • Vincent Manoharan

    Vincent Manoharan

    Indian rights advocate and founder of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights.

  • Malahat Nasibova

    Malahat Nasibova

    Azerbaijani journalist covering abuses and corruption in the contested Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

  • Gregory Shvedov

    Gregory Shvedov

    Russian human rights activist and journalist specializing in the Caucasus region.

  • Justine Hardy

    Justine Hardy

    British journalist, author, and conflict trauma therapist specializing in South Asia.

  • Mikhail  Khodorkovsky

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    Russian entrepreneur and former political prisoner of Vladimir Putin’s regime.

  • Pyotr  Verzilov

    Pyotr Verzilov

    Russian activist and artist known for his provocative political performances.

  • Alexey  Tikhonov

    Alexey Tikhonov

    Moscow correspondent for Kazakhstan’s Respublika newspaper.

  • Shorna Shahida Akter

    Shorna Shahida Akter

    Child marriage abolitionist from Bangladesh.

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