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Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

Maldives: Brutal Murder of Prominent Writer and Blogger

By | April 24, 2017 at 2:45 pm

The brutal murder of writer and blogger, Yameen Rasheed is a vicious attack on the right to freedom of expression in the Maldives.

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Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

By | April 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The Russian authorities must promptly and impartially investigate the threats against Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and its staff and protect journalists from violence.

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PEN Condemns the Attacks and Arrests Following the Referendum in Turkey

PEN Condemns the Attacks and Arrests Following the Referendum in Turkey

By | April 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

PEN International is alarmed at reports of attacks and arrests emerging from Turkey directed at voters following the referendum held on April 16, 2017.

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Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

Turkey Must Reinstate Fundamental Rights Following Constitutional Referendum

By | April 18, 2017 at 10:40 am

The Turkish government and president should end its immense crackdown on freedom of expression and reverse the decision to extend the state of emergency for three more months.

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Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

Uzbekistan: PEN Welcomes Release of Muhammad Bekjanov

By | February 24, 2017 at 9:37 am

PEN welcomes the release of prominent Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanov who spent 18 years in prison on politically-motivated charges

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Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Life-Sentence of Azimjon Askarov

Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Life-Sentence of Azimjon Askarov

By | January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Kyrgyz authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist and human rights activist Azimjon Askarov.

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Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

By | December 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

The long overdue decision by the Cairo Court of Cassation to order the release of novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji is a welcome step.

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Malaysia: Harassment of Cartoonist Escalates

Malaysia: Harassment of Cartoonist Escalates

By | December 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

The Malaysian authorities must drop all charges and end the harassment against cartoonist Zunar for peacefully exercising his right to free expression.

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Kazakhstan: Arrest of President of Kazakh PEN Club

Kazakhstan: Arrest of President of Kazakh PEN Club

By | November 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

Journalist Bigeldy Gabdullin, the President of the Kazakh PEN Club, has been arrested in connection with alleged extortion.

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Turkey: Chokehold On Free Expression Tightens

Turkey: Chokehold On Free Expression Tightens

By | October 31, 2016 at 11:35 am

Turkey has closed 15 more media outlets, raided the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and detained 14 of its senior employees. 

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