International writers, including more than 50 Canadian writers, signed on to an open letter calling for Russian authorities to repeal anti-free speech laws.
During the Sochi Olympics, PEN Canada will be campaigning against the restrictions placed on free expression in Russia since President Vladimir Putin returned to office in May 2012.
PEN Canada is deeply concerned about the “apostasy” recommended to be brought against editor Raef Badawi. If convicted, Badawi could face the death penalty.
PEN Canada is deeply concerned for the well-being of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
PEN Canada is alarmed about the escalation of violence and threat to free expression in Egypt following the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013.
As demonstrations in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey continue, several trials against writers and journalists are still ongoing, some of which opened nearly four years ago.
Marco Antonio López Ortiz, a news editor for the daily newspaper Novedades Acapulco, was assaulted and abducted by unidentified men on the night of June 7, 2011.
VIETNAM: Three bloggers jailed for ‘anti-state propaganda’ PEN Canada’s Writers in Prison Committee is shocked at the sentences handed down to bloggers Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay), Ta Phong …