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Egypt: Arrest of Author and Activists Disregards Health and Rights

Egypt: Arrest of Author and Activists Disregards Health and Rights

By | March 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Egypt’s detention and arrest of several activists – including prominent Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif – demonstrates that the Egyptian government is more concerned with its reputation than the rights of its citizens, including their freedom of expression and right to information, PEN International said today in a joint statement alongside PEN America and English PEN. […]

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Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

Egypt: Prominent Egyptian Writer and Blogger Under Arrest and Investigation

By | June 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

PEN International is deeply concerned about the detention of Wael Abbas, a prominent Egyptian blogger and political activist. He has been arbitrary detained since his arrest on 23 May 2018, when several armed agents from the Egyptian security service raided his home, blind-folded him and took him to an undisclosed location. During the raid, the […]

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Egypt: Blogger Faces New Prison Sentence for ‘Insulting the Judiciary’

Egypt: Blogger Faces New Prison Sentence for ‘Insulting the Judiciary’

By | December 22, 2017 at 9:48 am

Blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah could be subjected to a new prison sentence under the charge of “insulting the judiciary”.

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Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention and Health Concerns for Egyptian Writer

By | October 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).

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Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

By | June 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin profiles the Gudran Association for Art and Development in Egypt.

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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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Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

By | March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin reports back from the 2017 Cairo Literature Festival, held February 11-16.

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Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

By | December 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.

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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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Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

By | September 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm

PEN continues to call for the release of Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji, who was sentenced in February 2016 to two years in prison for ‘violating public modesty.’

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