Campaigns

Peru: Overturn Journalist Rafo León’s Criminal Defamation Sentence

Peru: Overturn Journalist Rafo León’s Criminal Defamation Sentence

By | May 16, 2016 at 10:41 am

On May 3, 2016 a court in Lima found journalist and author Rafo León guilty of “aggravated defamation.”

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Myanmar: Poet on Trial for Defamation

Myanmar: Poet on Trial for Defamation

By | May 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

PEN calls on the Myanmar authorities to drop all charges against poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha.

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Turkey: Journalists Sentenced to Two Years for Republishing Hebdo Cartoon

Turkey: Journalists Sentenced to Two Years for Republishing Hebdo Cartoon

By | May 6, 2016 at 10:29 am

Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan have been sentenced to two years in prison for fostering “hatred and enmity in the people via means of the press.”

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Oman: Prominent Artist Arrested and Detained

Oman: Prominent Artist Arrested and Detained

By | April 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm

PEN Canada and PEN International are deeply concerned at the arrest and detention of renowned Omani writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib.

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IRAN: Journalist Due to Stand Trial on April 20

IRAN: Journalist Due to Stand Trial on April 20

By | April 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling on the Iranian authorities to release journalist Narges Mohammadi immediately and unconditionally.

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Egypt: Novelist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Egypt: Novelist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

By | February 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced on February 20, 2016 to two years in prison for “violating public modesty.”

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Turkey: Writer on Trial for Alleged Criminal Defamation

Turkey: Writer on Trial for Alleged Criminal Defamation

By | February 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Turkish writer and columnist Perihan Mağden is facing trial for allegedly defaming the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Israel: End Use of Administrative Detention to Detain Journalists

Israel: End Use of Administrative Detention to Detain Journalists

By | February 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling on Israeli authorities to end administrative detention against journalists and other writers.

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Turkey: Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül Facing Life Imprisonment

Turkey: Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül Facing Life Imprisonment

By | January 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of both journalists.

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Georgia: Poet and Rights Activist Convicted and Fined

Georgia: Poet and Rights Activist Convicted and Fined

By | January 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in deep disappointment at a Georgian court’s conviction and fining of Irakli Kakabadze in relation to charges of “hooliganism.”

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