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1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think

By | September 1, 2015 at 3:00 am

Excerpt from the book 1000 Lashes, by Raif Badawi, published in 2015 by Greystone Books

Posted in: Blog, Campaigns

Bangladesh: Fourth murder of a secular blogger highlights continued need for better protection

Bangladesh: Fourth murder of a secular blogger highlights continued need for better protection

By | August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti is a harrowing reminder of the need for strengthened protection for writers.

Posted in: Campaigns

China: Concerns for health of veteran journalist Gao Yu

China: Concerns for health of veteran journalist Gao Yu

By | August 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in expressing fears for the deteriorating health of veteran journalist Gao Yu, who is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for ‘leaking state secrets abroad.’

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Release Writer and Film Producer Mostafa Azizi

Iran: Release Writer and Film Producer Mostafa Azizi

By | August 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

On August 3, 2015, Azizi’s son Arash reported that his father’s appeal would be heard in Branch 54 of Iran’s Revolutionary Appeal Court by judge Poor Arab. No date has been set for the hearing.

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Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

By | July 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling for Hossein Ronaghi Malekinot to be returned to prison and for his conviction and sentence to be quashed.

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India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist

India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist

By | June 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

PEN International, PEN Canada and PEN Delhi call on Indian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of Sandeep Kothari and bring all perpetrators to justice.

Posted in: Campaigns

Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court Confirms Sentence of Editor Raif Badawi

Saudi Arabia: Supreme Court Confirms Sentence of Editor Raif Badawi

By | June 8, 2015 at 1:03 pm

On June 7, 2015, the Saudi Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes imposed on editor Raif Badawi after his conviction for “insulting Islam” and “founding a liberal website.”

Posted in: Campaigns

Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

Eritrea: Authorities must clarify fate of Dawit Isaak and other journalists

By | June 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

June 2, 2015 marks 5,000 days since the Swedish-Eritrean writer and journalist Dawit Isaak and nine other Eritrean journalists were arrested on unknown charges in September 2001. After 5,000 days without charge or trial, their whereabouts is still unknown.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

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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