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Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

PEN welcomes the release of prominent Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov who spent 18 years in prison on politically-motivated charges

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2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

Celebrate a landmark literary and human rights anniversary: when Rushdie famously emerged from hiding to attend a PEN Canada benefit 25 years ago.

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Turkey: Turkish-German Journalist Deniz Yücel Must Be Released Immediately

PEN International expresses grave concern at the arrest and detention of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel, who was charged on 27 February 2017 with incitement to hatred and making propaganda in support of a terrorist organization.

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from the archives

Summer 1996: Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson & Graeme Gibson Look Back

Authors Margaret Atwood, Eugene Benson and Graeme Gibson brought PEN Canada to Toronto in 1984.

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