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The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

The Shock of Freedom: Dieu Cay’s Life After Prison

By | January 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

In October 2013, blogger Dieu Cay received PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award for his courageous dissent and continued advocacy for human rights in Vietnam despite a crackdown on online writing by authorities. Lawyer and human rights activist Christine Dang accepted the award in Toronto on Dieu Cay’s behalf who was, at the time,  serving a 12-year […]

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PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

PEN Canada Condemns Flogging of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

By | January 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm

PEN Canada joins human rights groups around the world in condemning the public flogging of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Mr. Badawi will reportedly receive the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes to which he has been sentenced for “insulting Islam” after Friday prayers on January 9, 2015.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

Honduras: End Judicial Harassment of Journalist Julio Alvarado 

Honduras: End Judicial Harassment of Journalist Julio Alvarado 

By | December 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The Honduran authorities must stop their judicial harassment of journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, a founding member of PEN Honduras.

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A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

A Letter to Azimjon Askarov, from Yann Martel

By | November 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm

In the lead up to the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, PEN International is publishing an open letter to five imprisoned writers every day. This piece, originally posted on the PEN International website, is a letter written from Yann Martel to Azimjon Askarov–an Uzbeki jounalist from Kyrgyzstan who spent his career exposing police corruption.

Posted in: Blog

Honduras: Appeal Journalism Ban on Julio Alvarado

Honduras: Appeal Journalism Ban on Julio Alvarado

By | October 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

PEN International is urging its members and supporters to write to the Honduran authorities about the case of journalist, and founding member of PEN Honduras, Julio Ernesto Alvarado.

Posted in: Campaigns

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

By | September 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life imprisonment and confiscation of all his property.

Posted in: Campaigns

Turkish Writer Ayşe Berktay Released from Prison

Turkish Writer Ayşe Berktay Released from Prison

By | January 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Translator, scholar, author, and cultural and women’s rights activist Ayşe Berktay was released on December 20, 2013 after 27 months pre-trial detention.

Posted in: News

ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

By | December 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

PEN Canada protests the continuing imprisonment of journalists Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega, held in Kality prison since 2011 under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

Posted in: Campaigns

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | September 24, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | September 24, 2013

By | September 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

PEN Canada is deeply concerned by the refusal of an Istanbul court to release writer, translator, scholar and women’s rights activist Ayşe Berktay

Posted in: Campaigns

Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

By | September 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

PEN International is delighted to announce the news that Shi Tao, poet, journalist and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) has been released 15 months before the end of his 10-year sentence.

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