Browsing Tag Iran

Iran: PEN Welcomes Temporary Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran: PEN Welcomes Temporary Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

By | November 12, 2020 at 11:44 am

PEN is delighted to learn of the temporary release of prominent Iranian writer, lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, on November 7,  2020.

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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 […]

Posted in: Campaigns

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 […]

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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.

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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

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