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SAUDI ARABIA: Editor Raif Badawi Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes and 10 Years in Prison

SAUDI ARABIA: Editor Raif Badawi Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes and 10 Years in Prison

By | June 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

PEN calls for Badawi’s conviction to be quashed and for the immediate and unconditional release of both him and his lawyer.

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TURKEY: Impunity in Police Violence Against Journalists

TURKEY: Impunity in Police Violence Against Journalists

By | May 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

PEN calls on Turkish authorities to bring disciplinary and legal action against police implicated in violence during protests against journalists, including Gökhan Biçici.

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INDIA: PEN Protests Withdrawal of Best-Selling Book

INDIA: PEN Protests Withdrawal of Best-Selling Book

By | February 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

PEN Canada protests the withdrawal by the publisher Penguin of Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History, the third book to be withdrawn this year.

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Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

By | February 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

International writers, including more than 50 Canadian writers, signed on to an open letter calling for Russian authorities to repeal anti-free speech laws.

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Campaign: Out in the Cold

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Campaign: Out in the Cold

By | January 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

During the Sochi Olympics, PEN Canada will be campaigning against the restrictions placed on free expression in Russia since President Vladimir Putin returned to office in May 2012.

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SAUDI ARABIA: Editor Raif Badawi Faces “Apostasy” Charges

SAUDI ARABIA: Editor Raif Badawi Faces “Apostasy” Charges

By | January 15, 2014 at 10:43 am

PEN Canada is deeply concerned about the “apostasy” recommended to be brought against editor Raef Badawi. If convicted, Badawi could face the death penalty.

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ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

By | December 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

PEN Canada protests the continuing imprisonment of journalists Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega, held in Kality prison since 2011 under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

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RUSSIA: Location of Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member Unknown

RUSSIA: Location of Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member Unknown

By | November 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

PEN Canada is deeply concerned for the well-being of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | September 24, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | September 24, 2013

By | September 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

PEN Canada is deeply concerned by the refusal of an Istanbul court to release writer, translator, scholar and women’s rights activist Ayşe Berktay

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | August 7th, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | August 7th, 2013

By | August 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

PEN asks members to take action and appeal the solitary confinement of Kazakh poet Aaron Atabek.

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