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Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Life-Sentence of Azimjon Askarov

Kyrgyz authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist and human rights activist Azimjon Askarov.

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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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Iran: Serious Concerns for the Health of Imprisoned Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

Prominent Kurdish filmmaker, imprisoned since November 23, 2016, is in need of urgent medical care after episodes of pulmonary bleeding.

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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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