Browsing Tag Iran

Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

Iran: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Must Not Be Returned to Prison

By | July 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

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.

Posted in: Campaigns

A Season In Hell

A Season In Hell

By | September 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

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.

Posted in: Blog

Resetting Iran’s Agenda?

Resetting Iran’s Agenda?

By | August 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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 .

Posted in: Blog

Keeping Score: World Cup 2014

Keeping Score: World Cup 2014

By | June 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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.

Posted in: Campaigns

Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

Echoes in Exile: A Writer’s Path from Iran to Canada

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:41 am

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.

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Honorary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

Honorary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

By | September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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.

Posted in: News

A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

A Portrait of the Artist as a Migrant: A Q & A with Mania Akbari

By | August 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.

Posted in: Blog

Confronting Repression With Honour

Confronting Repression With Honour

By | June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

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.

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Historic Joy Kogawa House residency awarded to Ava Homa

Historic Joy Kogawa House residency awarded to Ava Homa

By | April 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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.

Posted in: News

Exiled, Guilty, and Hopeful

Exiled, Guilty, and Hopeful

By | March 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

I suffer ‘exile’s guilt’. The term probably doesn’t exist yet but I’m sure you know what I mean.

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