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Liu Xiaobo – An Exceptional Life, Always Remembered

Liu Xiaobo – An Exceptional Life, Always Remembered

By | July 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

The PEN community are deeply saddened to hear of Liu Xiaobo’s death today.

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Bahrain: Writer Remains in Custody Despite Worsening Health

Bahrain: Writer Remains in Custody Despite Worsening Health

By | July 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

“It is outrageous that Nebeel Rajab, a peaceful advocate for human rights, is detained again.”

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Turkey: Director of Amnesty International Turkey Must be Released

Turkey: Director of Amnesty International Turkey Must be Released

By | July 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm

The Turkish authorities should immediately release Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey.

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Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

Humber School Offers Scholarship for Writers-in-Exile

By | June 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

PEN Canada and Humber College are pleased to announce a full scholarship for PEN Canada writers-in-exile to the School for Writers.

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PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

By | June 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

PEN Canada today announced its support for the federal government’s decision to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) of the Canadian Criminal Code.

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PEN Canada Concerned for Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

PEN Canada Concerned for Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

By | June 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on behalf of the members of PEN Canada.

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China: Nobel Laureate and PEN Member, Liu Xiaobo, Diagnosed with Cancer

China: Nobel Laureate and PEN Member, Liu Xiaobo, Diagnosed with Cancer

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:04 am

Authorities must provide PEN member and Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, access to necessary medical care following his diagnosis of liver cancer.

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PEN International condemns surveillance in Mexico

PEN International condemns surveillance in Mexico

By | June 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

PEN International is deeply concerned about the cases of espionage against journalists, activists and human rights defenders in Mexico.

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Turkey: Critical Test for Freedom of Expression

Turkey: Critical Test for Freedom of Expression

By | June 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

This month’s trials of journalists and writers once again put the spotlight on the dire situation of freedom of expression in Turkey.

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Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

By | June 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Well known Saudi Arabian writer Nadhir al-Majid had his sentence upheld by the Riyadh Court of Appeal on June 4, 2017.

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