Deepa Rajagopalan writes to Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken for PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
Irwin Cotler writes to Dawit Isaak for PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Ken Whyte writes to Rahile Dawut for PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Yann Martel writes to Selahattin Demirtaş for the Day of Imprisoned Writer
Dear Maykel — After reading your story, listening to your music, and meditating on the role of an artist in the fight for a more equitable world, I feel compelled to voice my …
Sedigeh Vasmaghi is a theologian, poet, writer, and women’s rights activist who has written on a broad sweep of theological, political and social issues. She is highly regarded in Iran …
Paola Ugaz is a Peruvian investigative journalist, editor and writer. She is facing a campaign of legal harassment, threats, and defamation lawsuits due to her investigations into acts of corruption, as well as physical, psychological and sexual abuse within the Peruvian religious organization Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana, which she has been investigating since 2010.
Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is a Ugandan novelist and journalist. He is the author of The Greedy Barbarians, a novel which explores themes of high-level corruption in a fictional country.
Osman Kavala is a publisher, civil and cultural rights activist and philanthropist working toward peace, human rights, and democracy in Turkey.
Each year, on November 15, PEN members commemorate the Day of the Imprisoned Writer.