Campaigns

Happy Birthday, Rashad!

Happy Birthday, Rashad!

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Honorary Member, Rashad Ramazanov, will celebrate his birthday behind bars again this year. Write him a birthday note!

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Season’s Greetings Campaign

Season’s Greetings Campaign

By | December 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Every December, members of the PEN community come together to write messages of solidarity, support and hope to their fellow writers imprisoned or persecuted for exercising their right to free expression.

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Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawi spends his 2000th day behind bars

By | November 16, 2017 at 1:39 pm

PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.

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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).

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Turkey: Lift Travel Restrictions Imposed on Writer Aslı Erdoğan

Turkey: Lift Travel Restrictions Imposed on Writer Aslı Erdoğan

By | September 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

Erdoğan’s travel ban was officially rescinded in June. Nevertheless, she still requires permission from the Interior Ministry to travel abroad.

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Turkey: Kurdish PEN Member Held on Terror Charges

Turkey: Kurdish PEN Member Held on Terror Charges

By | August 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

PEN International is concerned at the arrest and detention of writer and Kurdish PEN member Hasip Yanlıç.

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Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

By | July 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

PEN International believes that the case against Natalia Sharina is politically motivated and calls for her sentence and conviction to be quashed.

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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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Honduras: PEN Honduras Member Convicted at Sentencing Court

Honduras: PEN Honduras Member Convicted at Sentencing Court

By | June 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

On Wednesday June 7, 2017, Cesario Alejandro Félix Padilla Figueroa, a member of PEN Honduras, and two other student were found guilty of the crime of “usurpation.”

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Hungary: New NGO Law will Chill Freedom of Expression

Hungary: New NGO Law will Chill Freedom of Expression

By | June 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Hungary’s new law imposing new restrictions on non-governmental organizations will have a chilling effect on dissenting voices.

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