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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 The annual award aims to encourage new writing and to provide a space where young, unpublished writers can submit short stories, creative non-fiction, journalism, and poetry.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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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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