For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Michael Redhill writes a letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.
For PEN’s 2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Toronto writer Rui Umezawa writes to the imprisoned Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak.
PEN International welcomes the news that Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega, Woubshet Taye, and blogger Zelalem Workagegnehu.
Blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah could be subjected to a new prison sentence under the charge of “insulting the judiciary”.
PEN Canada Honorary Member, Rashad Ramazanov, will celebrate his birthday behind bars again this year. Write him a birthday note!
Every December, members of the PEN community come together to write messages of solidarity, support and hope to their fellow writers imprisoned or persecuted for exercising their right to free expression.
PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.
PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).
Erdoğan’s travel ban was officially rescinded in June. Nevertheless, she still requires permission from the Interior Ministry to travel abroad.
PEN International is concerned at the arrest and detention of writer and Kurdish PEN member Hasip Yanlıç.