Browsing Tag Azerbaijan

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.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

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.

Posted in: Blog, Campaigns, News

PEN Concerned About Reprisals Against Sahib Teymurov’s Family Members

PEN Concerned About Reprisals Against Sahib Teymurov’s Family Members

By | January 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm

PEN International and PEN Canada are concerned about reprisals by the Azerbaijani authorities against the relatives of Sahib Teymurov.

Posted in: News

Grains of Light

Grains of Light

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Vice-President, Emily M. Keeler, tells the story of Advocate Kate Creasey’s work on the behalf of imprisoned Azeri writer Rashad Ramazanov.

Posted in: Blog

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

Screening: Velvet Revolution at Cinema Politica Concordia

By | December 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.

Posted in: Events

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Rashad Ramazanov is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

The writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 38th International Festival of Authors (IFOA).

Posted in: News

Azerbaijan: Kidnapped Journalist Must be Released Immediately

Azerbaijan: Kidnapped Journalist Must be Released Immediately

By | June 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Azeri investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli vanished from Georgia’s capital on May 29, 2017 and reappeared in police custody in Azerbaijan.

Posted in: Campaigns

Azerbaijan: Health Concern for Imprisoned Writer

Azerbaijan: Health Concern for Imprisoned Writer

By | February 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the health of writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov, serving a nine-year sentence for his anti-government writings.

Posted in: Campaigns

Azerbaijan: Writer Ill-Treated in Prison; Serious Health Concerns

Azerbaijan: Writer Ill-Treated in Prison; Serious Health Concerns

By | January 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Reports state that on January 23, 2017 writer and blogger Rashad Ramazanov was moved into solitary confinement at Baku Prison #2.

Posted in: Campaigns

Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Released on Probation

By | May 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, on probation.

Posted in: News

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