Freemuse Annual Statistics 2012 on Violations of Freedom of Musical Expression

A large table with columns in different hues - the Freemuse annual statistics.

Freemuse has compiled statistics presenting a glimpse of the situation for musicians worldwide in 2012.

A total number of 173 cases of attacks on musicians and violations of their rights have been registered. The cases include 6 artists being killed, 14 imprisoned, 2 abducted, 12 attacked, 5 threatened, 16 prosecuted and 84 detained, as well as 34 cases of censorship.

Please note that the documentation is representative of cases registered by Freemuse. The cases found the basis for the statistical compilation and include cases in more than 30 countries. The statistics were compiled in February 2013.

This is a geographical presentation of musicians who were killed, attacked, abducted, threatened, detained, persecuted, imprisoned and threatened or subjected to censorship.