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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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Algeria: Writer Anouar Rahmani Under Imminent Threat of Arrest for Blasphemy

Algeria: Writer Anouar Rahmani under imminent threat of arrest for blasphemy PEN International is deeply worried about the writer and human rights defender Anouar Rahmani (أنور رحماني), who is currently the subject of a criminal investigation for allegedly insulting Islam following the publication of his latest novel Jibril’s Hallucination (هلوسة جبريل). While he waits to hear […]

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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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