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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | IRAN: Sedigeh Vasmaghi

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | IRAN: Sedigeh Vasmaghi

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:34 am

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 and abroad for her commentary on Islamic jurisprudence in Iran. In August 2020, Vasmaghi was sentenced to one year in prison for signing a petition […]

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | PERU: Paola Ugaz

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | PERU: Paola Ugaz

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:32 am

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.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | UGANDA: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | UGANDA: Kakwenza Rukirabashaija

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

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.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | CHINA: Chimengül Awut

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | CHINA: Chimengül Awut

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:28 am

Chimengül Awut is an editor and poet from Kashgar, southern Xinjiang. At the time of her detention, Chimengül worked as an editor at the Kashgar Publishing House in Xinjiang.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer | TURKEY: Osman Kavala

Day of the Imprisoned Writer | TURKEY: Osman Kavala

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:26 am

Osman Kavala is a publisher, civil and cultural rights activist and philanthropist working toward peace, human rights, and democracy in Turkey.

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Imprisoned But Not Silenced

Imprisoned But Not Silenced

By | November 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Each year, on November 15, PEN members commemorate the Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

By | December 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

John Ralston Saul, Katherine Govier, Andrew Pyper, Yann Martel, Linwood Barclay and John Valliant put pen to paper for three imprisoned writers: Raif Badawi, Khadija Ismayilova and Eskinder Nega.

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Linwood Barclay Writes to Eskinder Nega

Linwood Barclay Writes to Eskinder Nega

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Linwood Barclay, author of Broken Promise and No Safe House, wrote this note to Ethiopian journalist and editor, Eskinder Nega.

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Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

Yann Martel Writes to Eskinder Nega

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, wrote this note to Ethiopian journalist, Eskinder Nega.

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John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

John Ralston Saul Writes to Raif Badawi

By | November 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

John Ralston Saul, author of Dark Diversions and The Comeback, wrote this note to Saudi Arabian blogger and author, Raif Badawi, who is serving a 10 year prison sentence and facing 1000 lashes.

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