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Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

By | July 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

PEN International believes that the case against Natalia Sharina is politically motivated and calls for her sentence and conviction to be quashed.

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China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

By | June 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

Take action for dissident writer, PEN member and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, following news of his diagnosis of liver cancer.

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Honduras: PEN Honduras Member Convicted at Sentencing Court

Honduras: PEN Honduras Member Convicted at Sentencing Court

By | June 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

On Wednesday June 7, 2017, Cesario Alejandro Félix Padilla Figueroa, a member of PEN Honduras, and two other student were found guilty of the crime of “usurpation.”

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Hungary: New NGO Law will Chill Freedom of Expression

Hungary: New NGO Law will Chill Freedom of Expression

By | June 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Hungary’s new law imposing new restrictions on non-governmental organizations will have a chilling effect on dissenting voices.

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Turkey: Journalist on Trial after more than a Year in Solitary Confinement

Turkey: Journalist on Trial after more than a Year in Solitary Confinement

By | June 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm

The prolonged solitary confinement of Nedim Türfent is an act of cruelty and must end immediately.

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Azerbaijan: Kidnapped Journalist Must be Released Immediately

Azerbaijan: Kidnapped Journalist Must be Released Immediately

By | June 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Azeri investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli vanished from Georgia’s capital on May 29, 2017 and reappeared in police custody in Azerbaijan.

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Iran: Writer and Journalist Released after 10-years of Arbitrary Detention

Iran: Writer and Journalist Released after 10-years of Arbitrary Detention

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

PEN International welcomes news of the release of prominent Iranian journalist and writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand.

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Turkey: Cumhuriyet Daily Web Editor Arrested

Turkey: Cumhuriyet Daily Web Editor Arrested

By | May 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Cumhuriyet daily web editor Oğuz Güven has been arrested, bringing the number of Cumhuriyet staff currently jailed pending trial to 13.

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Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

May 10 marks three years since Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.

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Yemen: Death Sentence Against Prominent Writer

Yemen: Death Sentence Against Prominent Writer

By | May 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

A Houthi court has issued a death sentence to Yahya al-Jubaihi, a prominent Yemeni writer and journalist, after a grossly unfair trial.

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