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Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

Saudi Arabia: 7-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Writer

By | June 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Well known Saudi Arabian writer Nadhir al-Majid had his sentence upheld by the Riyadh Court of Appeal on June 4, 2017.

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Statement to the United Nations on Freedom of Expression in Syria

Statement to the United Nations on Freedom of Expression in Syria

By | June 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm

PEN International remains gravely concerned by the deplorable state of freedom of expression in Syria.

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PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

PEN Canada Looking for Champions of Free Expression

By | June 14, 2017 at 6:50 am

Nominations sought for the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize Nominations for the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize are now open. The $1,000 annual prize is awarded to an individual or group who has advanced freedom of expression in Canada. About the Prize Named in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, Q.C., a distinguished Winnipeg lawyer, former chair […]

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2017 Annual General Meeting: In Review

2017 Annual General Meeting: In Review

By | June 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

PEN Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on June 6 at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

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Richard Stursberg Elected PEN Canada President at 2017 AGM

Richard Stursberg Elected PEN Canada President at 2017 AGM

By | June 7, 2017 at 7:28 am

Stursberg, who succeeds novelist and academic Randy Boyagoda, was voted in at PEN Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, June 6.

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Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

By | June 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The Russian authorities must ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation into the killing of chief editor Dmitry Popkov.

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Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

PEN International welcomes the decision by the Egyptian Court of Cassation to vacate Ahmed Naji’s two-year prison sentence.

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Turkey: UNHCR Should Address Deterioration of Human Rights

Turkey: UNHCR Should Address Deterioration of Human Rights

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

PEN calls the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and other human rights in Turkey.

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Turkey: Academics on Hunger Strike as Effects of Post-Coup Decrees Deepen

Turkey: Academics on Hunger Strike as Effects of Post-Coup Decrees Deepen

By | May 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Fears are growing for two Turkish academics whose health is deteriorating after more than 60 days on hunger strike.

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Letter to Eritrea: Is Dawit Isaak alive?

Letter to Eritrea: Is Dawit Isaak alive?

By | May 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

For World Press Freedom Day, PEN Canada was joined by thirty NGOs in asking the government of Eritrea to confirm the status of Dawit Isaak, the 2017 UNESCO Cano prize-winner.

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