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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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Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Prominent Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Prominent Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

By | December 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

Prominent filmmaker Keywan Karimi’s appeal against his sentence of six years’ imprisonment and 223 lashes will be heard on 23 December 2015.

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Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

By | December 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

PEN International has learned that the appeal of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi will be heard on 23 December 2015.

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CALL TO ACTION: Honduras Must Lift Ban on Alvarado

CALL TO ACTION: Honduras Must Lift Ban on Alvarado

By | November 29, 2015 at 2:38 pm

PEN International asks its members worldwide to pressure Honduras to allow Julio Ernesto Alvarado to resume his work as a journalist.

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Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

Bangladesh: Authorities Must Protect Secular Writers and Their Publishers

By | November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

The government of Bangladesh is failing in its obligation to protect secular writers and publishers after the murder of Faisal Arefin Dipan.

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