On August 3, 2015, Azizi’s son Arash reported that his father’s appeal would be heard in Branch 54 of Iran’s Revolutionary Appeal Court by judge Poor Arab. No date has been set for the hearing.
PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling for Hossein Ronaghi Malekinot to be returned to prison and for his conviction and sentence to be quashed.
In April 2006 Ramin Jahanbegloo, a Canadian-Iranian scholar and philosopher, was arrested in Tehran and spent the next four months in Evin Prison, answering questions about his alleged role in a “soft overthrow” of the government.
In this podcast, Souad Sharabani speaks with foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn to gain insight into the motivations behind Iran’s foreign policy and what they could signal about the country’s relationship the United States and other Arab nations in the Middle East .
PEN highlights the cases of writers in several countries participating in the World Cup: Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Honduras, Iran, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United States.
As part of a series exploring the lives of writers-in-exile now living in Canada, Ava Homa reflects on the hurdles she has faced as a Kurdish writer and the love of writing that has helped her overcome them.
PEN International–Nasrin Sotoudeh’s early release from prison on September 18, 2013 is a welcome first step that the Iranian authorities may be addressing the dire state of freedom of expression in the country.
Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.
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.
Kurdish Iranian author Ava Homa, a PEN Canada Writer-in-Exile, has been chosen as the next writer-in-residence at Vancouver’s Historic Joy Kogawa House.