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Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

By | October 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).

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Turkey: Lift Travel Restrictions Imposed on Writer Aslı Erdoğan

Turkey: Lift Travel Restrictions Imposed on Writer Aslı Erdoğan

By | September 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

Erdoğan’s travel ban was officially rescinded in June. Nevertheless, she still requires permission from the Interior Ministry to travel abroad.

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Turkey: Kurdish PEN Member Held on Terror Charges

Turkey: Kurdish PEN Member Held on Terror Charges

By | August 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

PEN International is concerned at the arrest and detention of writer and Kurdish PEN member Hasip Yanlıç.

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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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