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Russia: PEN Deplores Conviction of Theatre Maker Serebrennikov

Russia: PEN Deplores Conviction of Theatre Maker Serebrennikov

By | June 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

PEN International and Moscow PEN deplore today’s decision by the Moscow Meshchansky Court to convict Kirill Serebrennikov of large-scale fraud in relation to his alleged embezzling of state funds. He was convicted to a three-year suspended prison sentence as well as a sizeable fine and restitution of the alleged damages. ‘Serebrennikov’s conviction is an affront […]

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Oleg Sentsov Released From Prison

Oleg Sentsov Released From Prison

By | September 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm

PEN International and PEN Ukraine welcome the release of prominent Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was freed on September 7, 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. ‘Oleg Sentsov’s release comes as a great and long overdue relief after five gruelling years away from his loved ones in Crimea spent […]

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PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

PEN Call to Action for the Immediate Release of Oleg Sentsov

By | May 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike since May 14; PEN urges Russian authorities to release Sentsov immediately.

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Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

Russia: Conviction of Librarian Must be Quashed

By | July 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

PEN International believes that the case against Natalia Sharina is politically motivated and calls for her sentence and conviction to be quashed.

Posted in: Campaigns

Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

Russia: Killing of Journalist Must Not Go Unpunished

By | June 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

The Russian authorities must ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation into the killing of chief editor Dmitry Popkov.

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Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

Russia: Free Oleg Sentsov

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

May 10 marks three years since Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.

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Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

Russia: Protect Journalists Who Exposed Horrific Abuses Against Gay Men in Chechnya

By | April 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The Russian authorities must promptly and impartially investigate the threats against Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and its staff and protect journalists from violence.

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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.

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From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

From the Archives: A Tribute to Anna Politkovskaya

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on Oct. 7 2006. Alan Cumyn reflects on her role in Russia and her enduring voice in the world.

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Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

Canadian Writers Call on Russia to Repeal Laws that Choke Freedom of Expression

By | February 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

International writers, including more than 50 Canadian writers, signed on to an open letter calling for Russian authorities to repeal anti-free speech laws.

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