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PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

PEN calls on India to repeal laws that threaten free expression

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

In a ground-breaking new report, PEN International, PEN Canada, and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, call on India to repeal overbroad and vaguely worded laws that enable censorship.

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Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

By | May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

In light of the murder of Bangladeshi writer, editor, and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, PEN calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to swiftly and impartially investigate his death and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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Honduras: Two More Journalists Killed Ahead of UN Human Rights Review

Honduras: Two More Journalists Killed Ahead of UN Human Rights Review

By | May 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm

The murder of two more journalists in Honduras within 24 hours highlights the government’s failure to stem the ongoing wave of violence against the Honduran media.

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Bahrain: Drop all Charges Against Activist Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: Drop all Charges Against Activist Nabeel Rajab

By | April 8, 2015 at 11:33 am

PEN calls on Bahrain to drop all charges against prominent activist and human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. His arrest, in response to his speaking out about an outbreak of violence at Central Prison in Bahrain, is another attempt to suppress his right to freedom of expression.

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India: Lift Ban on BBC film and Release Anyone Held for Screening It

India: Lift Ban on BBC film and Release Anyone Held for Screening It

By | March 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

The banning of the BBC film India’s Daughter is yet another example of the chilling climate of censorship in India, PEN International said today, as it urged the government to lift the ban immediately and release anyone arrested as result of screening the film.

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Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Editor Raif Badawi may Face Death Penalty

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Editor Raif Badawi may Face Death Penalty

By | March 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm

According to unconfirmed reports, Raif Badawi, who was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes, a fine, and a 10-year travel ban may now face a retrial for ‘apostasy’ which could result in the death penalty if he is convicted.

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Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist’s Pre-Trial Detention Extended

Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist’s Pre-Trial Detention Extended

By | February 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

PEN is deeply concerned by the continued pre-trial detention of the Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, arrested on December 5, 2014 and placed in pre-trial detention for two months on suspicion of inciting another journalist’s attempted suicide.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Raif Badawi’s Second Round of Flogging Postponed on Health Grounds

SAUDI ARABIA: Raif Badawi’s Second Round of Flogging Postponed on Health Grounds

By | January 21, 2015 at 11:58 am

According to unconfirmed reports, the case against imprisoned editor Raif (or Raef) Badawi has been referred to the supreme court amidst international condemnation of his flogging.

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PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

By | January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

PEN Canada joins human rights groups around the world in condemning the public flogging of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Mr. Badawi will reportedly receive the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes to which he has been sentenced for “insulting Islam” after Friday prayers on January 9, 2015.

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Honduras: End judicial harassment of journalist Julio Alvarado 

Honduras: End judicial harassment of journalist Julio Alvarado 

By | December 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The Honduran authorities must stop their judicial harassment of journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, a founding member of PEN Honduras.

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