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India Lays Charges Against Arundhati Roy

12 October 2023: PEN International is deeply concerned by reports that the Indian authorities have approved the prosecution of writer Arundhati Roy over a speech she gave 13 years ago. We call on the Indian authorities to immediately cease the legal proceedings against her and to end its weaponization of the legal system against writers, journalists, and others who engage in peaceful expression. Criticism of the government is not a crime.