Ava Homa is a journalist, activist, and critically-acclaimed author of “Daughters of Smoke and Fire” (HarperCollins, 2020). She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.
PEN is delighted to learn of the temporary release of prominent Iranian writer, lawyer and human rights activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh, on November 7, 2020.
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 …
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 …
PEN International welcomes news of the release of prominent Iranian journalist and writer Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand.
Prominent Kurdish filmmaker, imprisoned since November 23, 2016, is in need of urgent medical care after episodes of pulmonary bleeding.
PEN International has learned that prominent filmmaker Keywan Karimi has received a summons to begin serving his sentence on 23 November 2016.
PEN calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Narges Mohammadi, imprisoned for her peaceful exercise of freedom of expression.
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.
PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling on the Iranian authorities to release journalist Narges Mohammadi immediately and unconditionally.