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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

China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

By | June 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

Take action for dissident writer, PEN member and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, following news of his diagnosis of liver cancer.

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Iran: Concerns for Health of Kurdish Journalist Following Hunger Strike

Iran: Concerns for Health of Kurdish Journalist Following Hunger Strike

By | June 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

PEN is deeply concerned for the health of Kurdish Iranian journalist and writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand who began a hunger strike on May 8, 2016.

Posted in: Campaigns

Oman: Prominent Artist Arrested and Detained

Oman: Prominent Artist Arrested and Detained

By | April 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm

PEN Canada and PEN International are deeply concerned at the arrest and detention of renowned Omani writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib.

Posted in: Campaigns

Thailand: Five Years On, Free Editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Thailand: Five Years On, Free Editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

By | April 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

April 30 marks the five year anniversary of the imprisonment of social activist and editor, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk.

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Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

By | December 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

PEN International has learned that the appeal of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi will be heard on 23 December 2015.

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Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

By | July 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling for Hossein Ronaghi Malekinot to be returned to prison and for his conviction and sentence to be quashed.

Posted in: Campaigns

TAJIKISTAN: Blogger and Academic Reportedly Charged with Treason

TAJIKISTAN: Blogger and Academic Reportedly Charged with Treason

By | July 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

Blogger and Phd student at the University of Toronto, Alexander Sodiqov, detained by security officers in Tajikistan while conducting academic research for his dissertation.

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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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