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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | IRAN: Sedigeh Vasmaghi

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | IRAN: Sedigeh Vasmaghi

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:34 am

Sedigeh Vasmaghi is a theologian, poet, writer, and women’s rights activist who has written on a broad sweep of theological, political and social issues. She is highly regarded in Iran and abroad for her commentary on Islamic jurisprudence in Iran. In August 2020, Vasmaghi was sentenced to one year in prison for signing a petition […]

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | PERU: Paola Ugaz

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | PERU: Paola Ugaz

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:32 am

Paola Ugaz is a Peruvian investigative journalist, editor and writer. She is facing a campaign of legal harassment, threats, and defamation lawsuits due to her investigations into acts of corruption, as well as physical, psychological and sexual abuse within the Peruvian religious organization Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana, which she has been investigating since 2010.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | UGANDA: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | UGANDA: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is a Ugandan novelist and journalist. He is the author of The Greedy Barbarians, a novel which explores themes of high-level corruption in a fictional country.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | CHINA: Chimengül Awut

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | CHINA: Chimengül Awut

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:28 am

Chimengül Awut is an editor and poet from Kashgar, southern Xinjiang. At the time of her detention, Chimengül worked as an editor at the Kashgar Publishing House in Xinjiang.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | TURKEY: Osman Kavala

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | TURKEY: Osman Kavala

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:26 am

Osman Kavala is a publisher, civil and cultural rights activist and philanthropist working toward peace, human rights, and democracy in Turkey.

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Turkey: Joint Statement Following Gezi Park’s Third Trial Hearing

Turkey: Joint Statement Following Gezi Park’s Third Trial Hearing

By | October 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm

The following freedom of expression and media freedom organizations, strongly condemn the court’s interim decision on the Gezi Park trial to continue the detention of civil society leading figure Osman Kavala at the end of the third hearing of the case, on October 8, 2019.

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The Conductor

The Conductor

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:32 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

İlkyaz – New Voices from Turkey

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

Our Dear Departed, Slipped and Fell Right Off My Dear Wife’s Womb

By | October 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

This month, PEN Canada is proud to partner with İlkyaz, a monthly, literary platform that features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard.

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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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