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 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 and PEN International are deeply concerned at the arrest and detention of renowned Omani writer and intellectual Abdullah Habib.
PEN International has learned that the appeal of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi will be heard on 23 December 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.
Blogger and Phd student at the University of Toronto, Alexander Sodiqov, detained by security officers in Tajikistan while conducting academic research for his dissertation.
PEN calls for Badawi’s conviction to be quashed and for the immediate and unconditional release of both him and his lawyer.