Browsing Tag Iran

Iran: Deep Concerns Over COVID-19 Suspension of Newspapers

Iran: Deep Concerns Over COVID-19 Suspension of Newspapers

By | April 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm

PEN International is deeply concerned by the decision of the Iranian authorities to suspend the printing and distribution of newspapers. A decree was issued on March 30, citing concerns about the spread of coronavirus, and will remain in place until restrictions related to the pandemic are lifted. ‘Freedom of information is a fundamental human right: now […]

Posted in: News

Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

By | March 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

PEN International joins Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish PEN centres in expressing deep concern for the well-being of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was handed over 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for national security-related offences.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

Iran: Writer and Journalist Released after 10-years of Arbitrary Detention

Iran: Writer and Journalist Released after 10-years of Arbitrary Detention

By | May 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

PEN International welcomes news of the release of prominent Iranian journalist and writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Serious Concerns for the Health of Imprisoned Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

Iran: Serious Concerns for the Health of Imprisoned Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

By | February 15, 2017 at 11:48 am

Prominent Kurdish filmmaker, imprisoned since November 23, 2016, is in need of urgent medical care after episodes of pulmonary bleeding.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Kurdish filmmaker Summoned to Serve Sentence

Iran: Kurdish filmmaker Summoned to Serve Sentence

By | November 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

PEN International has learned that prominent filmmaker Keywan Karimi has received a summons to begin serving his sentence on 23 November 2016.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Journalist to Serve Up to 10 More Years in Prison

Iran: Journalist to Serve Up to 10 More Years in Prison

By | October 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

PEN calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Narges Mohammadi, imprisoned for her peaceful exercise of freedom of expression.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Concerns for Health of Kurdish Journalist Following Hunger Strike

Iran: Concerns for Health of Kurdish Journalist Following Hunger Strike

By | June 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm

PEN is deeply concerned for the health of Kurdish Iranian journalist and writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand who began a hunger strike on May 8, 2016.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Journalist Due to Stand Trial on April 20

Iran: Journalist Due to Stand Trial on April 20

By | April 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling on the Iranian authorities to release journalist Narges Mohammadi immediately and unconditionally.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Prominent Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Prominent Kurdish Filmmaker Keywan Karimi

By | December 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

Prominent filmmaker Keywan Karimi’s appeal against his sentence of six years’ imprisonment and 223 lashes will be heard on 23 December 2015.

Posted in: Campaigns

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

Iran: Upcoming Appeal of Two Poets Against Harsh Sentences

By | December 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

PEN International has learned that the appeal of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi will be heard on 23 December 2015.

Posted in: Campaigns

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