PEN International condemns the ongoing arbitrary detention of blogger Raif Badawi, currently serving a 10-year sentence in Saudi Arabia.
PEN is deeply concerned for the well-being of Hesham Gaafar, a prominent Egyptian writer and head of Mada Foundation for Media Development (MADA).
PEN International believes that the case against Natalia Sharina is politically motivated and calls for her sentence and conviction to be quashed.
Prominent Kurdish filmmaker, imprisoned since November 23, 2016, is in need of urgent medical care after episodes of pulmonary bleeding.
PEN International and PEN Mexico are seriously concerned by the threats received by award-winning journalist and author Héctor de Mauleón.
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 deep disappointment at a Georgian court’s conviction and fining of Irakli Kakabadze in relation to charges of “hooliganism.”
On 25 December 2015 Georgian poet and activist Irakli Kakabadze, was arrested and injured during a peaceful demonstration.
PEN International and PEN Canada welcomed the release of Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan on 19 September 2015.
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.