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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 […]

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Kazakhstan: President of Kazakh PEN Club Arrested

Kazakhstan: President of Kazakh PEN Club Arrested

By | November 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

PEN International is seriously concerned about the arrest on November 15, 2016 of journalist Bigeldy Gabdullin, the President of the Kazakh PEN Club, who was arrested in connection with alleged extortion.

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Oman: Prominent Writer’s Appeal Forthcoming

Oman: Prominent Writer’s Appeal Forthcoming

By | November 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

Writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib’s appeal is due to be heard on December 5, 2016.

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Iran: Kurdish filmmaker Summoned to Serve Sentence

Iran: Kurdish filmmaker Summoned to Serve Sentence

By | November 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

PEN International has learned that prominent filmmaker Keywan Karimi has received a summons to begin serving his sentence on 23 November 2016.

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Imprisoned But Not Silenced

Imprisoned But Not Silenced

By | November 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Each year, on November 15, PEN members commemorate the Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

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