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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

By | March 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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 […]

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.

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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

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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