Browsing Tag honorary member

Happy Birthday, Rashad!

Happy Birthday, Rashad!

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Honorary Member, Rashad Ramazanov, will celebrate his birthday behind bars again this year. Write him a birthday note!

Posted in: Campaigns

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

By | July 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Liu Xiaobo who is suddenly ‘free’ isn’t free at all; but let us celebrate this great man’s greater, more lasting freedom, so terribly earned: to be back in the arms of his beloved.

Posted in: Blog, Profiles

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

Posted in: News

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada Advocates write to an imprisoned honorary member each month for one year.

Posted in: Blog

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

Pussy Riot Members Granted Amnesty

By | January 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina’s release renews PEN’s call to repeal Russia’s anti-free expression laws.

Posted in: News

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | July 23, 2013

By | July 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

PEN Canada’s WiPC has learned that Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay) has been on a hunger strike since June 23, 2013, in protest at his detention conditions.

Posted in: Campaigns

Confronting Repression With Honour

Confronting Repression With Honour

By | June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) president Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji sat down with PEN Canada on June 14 after receiving an honorary doctorate from York University on behalf of fellow Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Posted in: Blog

Songbirds in a Bamboo Cage

Songbirds in a Bamboo Cage

By | January 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm

China stands at a crossroads of reform. In November, the fifth generation of leaders since the People’s Republic was founded was installed at the Eighteenth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Posted in: Blog

Marco Antonio López Ortiz

Marco Antonio López Ortiz

By | January 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Marco Antonio López Ortiz, a news editor for the daily newspaper Novedades Acapulco, was assaulted and abducted by unidentified men on the night of June 7, 2011.

Posted in: Campaigns

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

PEN celebrates 20th anniversary of Salman Rushdie benefit

By | December 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

That’s to say, anybody’s a witch if you point at them and say they are. And that, of course, was the purpose and the nature of the witch hunt.

Posted in: Archives, News

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