Campaigns

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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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

By | July 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

PEN Canada’s WiPC has learned that Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay) has been on a hunger strike since June 23, 2013, in protest at his detention conditions.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 10, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 10, 2013

By | July 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

PEN Canada is alarmed about the escalation of violence and threat to free expression in Egypt following the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | June 12, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | June 12, 2013

By | June 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

As demonstrations in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey continue, several trials against writers and journalists are still ongoing, some of which opened nearly four years ago.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | May 7, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | May 7, 2013

By | May 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

PEN Canada has recently learned that a  seven-and-a-half year prison sentence passed on the Tunisian blogger Jabeur Mejri, for expressing allegedly blasphemous views online, was confirmed by the Court of Cassation on April  25, 2013. 

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | April 24, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | April 24, 2013

By | April 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada is disturbed by the disappearance of Cardel journalist Sergio Landa Rosado from Veracruz state. Landa has been missing since January 23, 2013.

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