Browsing Tag Egypt

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

By | October 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).

Posted in: Campaigns

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

By | June 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin profiles the Gudran Association for Art and Development in Egypt.

Posted in: Blog

Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

PEN International welcomes the decision by the Egyptian Court of Cassation to vacate Ahmed Naji’s two-year prison sentence.

Posted in: News

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

By | March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin reports back from the 2017 Cairo Literature Festival, held February 11-16.

Posted in: Blog

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

By | December 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.

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Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

By | December 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

The long overdue decision by the Cairo Court of Cassation to order the release of novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji is a welcome step.

Posted in: News

Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

By | September 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm

PEN continues to call for the release of Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji, who was sentenced in February 2016 to two years in prison for ‘violating public modesty.’

Posted in: Campaigns

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.”

Posted in: Campaigns

PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

By | September 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed, two of three Al-Jazeera journalists charged with terrorism related offences in 2013.

Posted in: News

PEN Canada condemns resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists

PEN Canada condemns resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists

By | September 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

PEN Canada condemns the conviction and resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed following their retrial on trumped-up terrorism charges.

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