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Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

By | April 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

The brutal murder of writer and blogger, Yameen Rasheed is a vicious attack on the right to freedom of expression in the Maldives.

Posted in: News

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

By | April 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The Russian authorities must promptly and impartially investigate the threats against Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and its staff and protect journalists from violence.

Posted in: News

Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

By | April 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

The Turkish government and president should end its immense crackdown on freedom of expression and reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency for three more months.

Posted in: News

United Arab Emirates: Arbitrary Detention of Prominent Writer and Human Rights Defender

United Arab Emirates: Arbitrary Detention of Prominent Writer and Human Rights Defender

By | April 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

PEN International is concerned about the ongoing arbitrary detention of Ahmed Mansour Al Shehhi, a well-known writer and human rights defender.

Posted in: Campaigns

Photos: 2017 Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

Photos: 2017 Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

By | April 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm

PEN Canada’s annual gala dinner was held on March 29, 2017 at the Burroughes Building in Toronto.

Posted in: Events

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

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

By | March 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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.

Posted in: Campaigns

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

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

By | March 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

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.

Posted in: Campaigns

Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

By | February 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

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

Posted in: News

Honduras: Concerns for the Safety of Journalist Jairo López

Honduras: Concerns for the Safety of Journalist Jairo López

By | February 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

PEN International is seriously concerned for the safety of PEN Honduras member and journalist Jairo López who is facing threats following a smear campaign.

Posted in: Campaigns

Azerbaijan: Health Concern for Imprisoned Writer

Azerbaijan: Health Concern for Imprisoned Writer

By | February 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the health of writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov, serving a nine-year sentence for his anti-government writings.

Posted in: Campaigns

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