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Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

By | March 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

PEN International joins Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish PEN centres in expressing deep concern for the well-being of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was handed over 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for national security-related offences.

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Call For Submissions: RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award 2019

Call For Submissions: RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award 2019

By | February 20, 2019 at 12:29 pm

PEN Canada is now accepting English language submissions for the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. The annual award aims to encourage new writing and to provide a space where young, unpublished writers can submit short stories, creative non-fiction, journalism, and poetry. A jury of distinguished PEN Canada members will judge the shortlisted submissions and applicants […]

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Rashad Ramazanov Begins Hunger Strike in Support of Mehman Huseynov

Rashad Ramazanov Begins Hunger Strike in Support of Mehman Huseynov

By | January 15, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Rashad Ramazanov and other Azeri dissidents are joining Mehman Huseynov in a hunger strike.

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Six Years of Murder

Six Years of Murder

By | December 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s six years in office have been the most violent on record for Mexico’s journalists.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Michael Redhill writes to Oleg Sentsov

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:44 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Michael Redhill writes a letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Rui Umezawa writes to Dawit Isaak

By | November 15, 2018 at 11:39 am

For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Toronto writer Rui Umezawa writes to the imprisoned Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.

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Turkey: Charges against Ragıp Zarakolu must be dropped

Turkey: Charges against Ragıp Zarakolu must be dropped

By | September 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

The Turkish authorities should drop all charges against publisher and human rights activist Ragıp Zarakolu, PEN International said today.

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Ethiopia: Journalists Released from Prison

Ethiopia: Journalists Released from Prison

By | February 15, 2018 at 7:57 am

PEN International welcomes the news that Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega, Woubshet Taye, and blogger Zelalem Workagegnehu.

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Egypt: Blogger Faces New Prison Sentence for ‘Insulting the Judiciary’

Egypt: Blogger Faces New Prison Sentence for ‘Insulting the Judiciary’

By | December 22, 2017 at 9:48 am

Blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah could be subjected to a new prison sentence under the charge of “insulting the judiciary”.

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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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