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 […]
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.
PEN welcomes the release of prominent Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov who spent 18 years in prison on politically-motivated charges
PEN International is seriously concerned for the safety of PEN Honduras member and journalist Jairo López who is facing threats following a smear campaign.
PEN is deeply concerned for the health of writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov, serving a nine-year sentence for his anti-government writings.
Prominent Kurdish filmmaker, imprisoned since November 23, 2016, is in need of urgent medical care after episodes of pulmonary bleeding.
Reports state that on January 23, 2017 writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov was moved into solitary confinement at Baku Prison #2.
Kyrgyz authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist and human rights activist Azimjon Askarov.
Celebrate a landmark literary and human rights anniversary: when Rushdie famously emerged from hiding to attend a PEN Canada benefit 25 years ago.
On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.