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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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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 27, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 27, 2013

By | March 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN Canada protests the murder of Nuestro Diario journalist Jaime Napoleón Jarquín Duarte on March 20, 2013 as well as recent threats against El Periódico journalist Sofía Menchú.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 14, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 14, 2013

By | March 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN Canada protests the murder of website editor and reporter Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez, who was shot dead in Ojinaga, Chihuahua state, on March 3, 2013.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 1, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | March 1, 2013

By | March 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm

PEN Canada’s Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) is deeply concerned by reports that the highly regarded Azeri novelist Akram Aylisli has recently been threatened by angry protestors burning copies of his book outside his home, and by an opposition figure who has has issued threats against the author.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | February, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | February, 2013

By | February 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada condemns the shooting of Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly on February 15, 2013, apparently in retaliation for his journalistic work.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January, 2013

By | January 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

PEN Canada’s Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) strongly protests the life sentence pronounced on January 24, 2013 against the writer, sociologist and feminist, Piınar Selek.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January 9, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January 9, 2013

By | January 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada reiterates calls for information about detained writer Nuremuhamet Yasin, following unconfirmed and disputed reports that he died in prison in 2011.

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Marco Antonio López Ortiz

Marco Antonio López Ortiz

By | January 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Marco Antonio López Ortiz, a news editor for the daily newspaper Novedades Acapulco, was assaulted and abducted by unidentified men on the night of June 7, 2011.

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | October 29, 2012

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | October 29, 2012

By | October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada is seriously concerned for the health of prominent writer, journalist and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is said to be very weak as a result of a hunger strike. Nasrin Sotoudeh is serving a six-year prison sentence for her criticism of the government and defense of human rights.

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