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

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

By | February 15, 2017 at 11:48 am

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

Posted in: Campaigns

Azerbaijan: Writer Ill-Treated in Prison; Serious Health Concerns

Azerbaijan: Writer Ill-Treated in Prison; Serious Health Concerns

By | January 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Reports state that on January 23, 2017 writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov was moved into solitary confinement at Baku Prison #2.

Posted in: Campaigns

Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Life-Sentence of Azimjon Askarov

Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Life-Sentence of Azimjon Askarov

By | January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted in: News

2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

2017 PEN Canada Gala Dinner Honouring Salman Rushdie

By | January 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

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

Posted in: Events

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

By | December 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.

Posted in: Blog

Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

By | December 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

The long overdue decision by the Cairo Court of Cassation to order the release of novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji is a welcome step.

Posted in: News

Malaysia: Harassment of Cartoonist Escalates

Malaysia: Harassment of Cartoonist Escalates

By | December 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

The Malaysian authorities must drop all charges and end the harassment against cartoonist Zunar for peacefully exercising his right to free expression.

Posted in: News

Send a Message of Hope to a Writer in Peril

Send a Message of Hope to a Writer in Peril

By | December 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

Write a message of solidarity, support, and hope to writers imprisoned or persecuted for exercising their right to free expression.

Posted in: Events

Kazakhstan: President of Kazakh PEN Club Arrested

Kazakhstan: President of Kazakh PEN Club Arrested

By | November 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

PEN International is seriously concerned about the arrest on November 15, 2016 of journalist Bigeldy Gabdullin, the President of the Kazakh PEN Club, who was arrested in connection with alleged extortion.

Posted in: Campaigns

Oman: Prominent Writer’s Appeal Forthcoming

Oman: Prominent Writer’s Appeal Forthcoming

By | November 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

Writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib’s appeal is due to be heard on December 5, 2016.

Posted in: Campaigns

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