In June, Russian-born activist Anna Politkovskaya was sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to overthrow the country’s political system.
Politkov’s trial was widely viewed as a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
And she’s not the only woman in the world who has been prosecuted for her political activism.
Here’s a look at some of the women who have been prosecuted in the U.S. for speaking out.
In 2015, activist Sarah Silverman was sentenced in New York to six years in federal prison for speaking up about police brutality and racial injustice.
Silverman is the founder of the nonprofit People for the American Way, which fights for racial justice.
She was arrested at a Trump rally and released after she made an arrest that helped bring down Trump.
But she didn’t give up on speaking out and in 2017 she helped create the #MeToo movement that aims to bring sexual harassment, assault, and abuse to light.
She also is the director of the Women’s Media Center, which advocates for more gender-equal representation in media.
Silvermans case came at a time when the U and U.K. were working together on a new anti-hate crime bill.
That bill was eventually dropped after several years.
The women who spoke up on the Trump rally are not the first to be arrested for speaking their mind.
In March 2018, actor Jamie Foxx was arrested in California after his performance of “The Hangover Part III” at the annual Cannes Film Festival.
Foxx is best known for his role as the Joker in the movie franchise.
He was arrested after being filmed standing up in the middle of the night at the Cannes Film festival and yelling, “F— Donald Trump!
Fuck this guy!”
Foxx has apologized for his actions and the police were called and escorted him out.
Fox is expected to be released from custody on May 7.
He has yet to comment on the charges against him.
More than 20 women were charged in the United States for speaking publicly against sexual harassment or assault during the Trump era.
Many of these women have been arrested for trespassing and disrupting public order, but some have also been charged with criminal contempt.
Some have been charged under a different law, known as the Logan Act.
A few years ago, former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines when he appeared at a sex tape for a male escort service and told the actor he had a problem with his penis.
The actor reportedly said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend you.”
Biden has since denied any wrongdoing.
But the actor has since said he had consensual sex with Biden during a private Oval Office meeting in 2015.