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Oleg Sentsov Released From Prison

Oleg Sentsov Released From Prison

By | September 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm

PEN International and PEN Ukraine welcome the release of prominent Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was freed on September 7, 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. ‘Oleg Sentsov’s release comes as a great and long overdue relief after five gruelling years away from his loved ones in Crimea spent […]

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Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

By | August 14, 2019 at 11:20 am

On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.

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Mexico: Attack On Writer and Journalist Exposes the Lack of Necessary Protection

Mexico: Attack On Writer and Journalist Exposes the Lack of Necessary Protection

By | August 6, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The attack on writer, journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro on 21 July 2019 exposes once again the dangers of being a journalist in Mexico, as well as the urgent need to combat impunity.

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Azerbaijan: Rashad Ramazanov pardoned after almost six years in prison

Azerbaijan: Rashad Ramazanov pardoned after almost six years in prison

By | March 26, 2019 at 10:42 am

PEN welcomes the release of Rashad Ramazanov, an Azerbaijani blogger and writer who was arrested on May 9, 2013 and sentenced to nine years in prison on fabricated charges of illegal possession and sale of drugs.

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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

DEADLINE EXTENDED! 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 […]

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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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