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Turkey: Aslı Erdoğan and Necmiye Alpay Acquitted

Turkey: Aslı Erdoğan and Necmiye Alpay Acquitted

By | February 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Responding to the news that award-winning writer Aslı Erdoğan and renowned linguist Necmiye Alpay were acquitted of terror-related charges by an Istanbul court earlier today, Salil Tripathi, Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee said: ‘We, the PEN community, are delighted with the wonderful news today from Turkey, which is all too rare: we celebrate the […]

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Turkey: Acclaimed Writer Aslı Erdoğan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence in Impending Verdict

Turkey: Acclaimed Writer Aslı Erdoğan Facing Lengthy Prison Sentence in Impending Verdict

By | February 7, 2020 at 11:50 am

The Turkish authorities must drop all charges against award-winning writer Aslı Erdoğan, who faces up to nine years and four months in prison for her writings, PEN International said today, ahead of an expected verdict on February 14 2020. Aslı Erdoğan was detained in August 2016 following a police raid on her apartment. She was […]

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Happy Birthday, Rashad!

Happy Birthday, Rashad!

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Honorary Member, Rashad Ramazanov, will celebrate his birthday behind bars again this year. Write him a birthday note!

Posted in: Campaigns

Grains of Light

Grains of Light

By | December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

PEN Canada Vice-President, Emily M. Keeler, tells the story of Advocate Kate Creasey’s work on the behalf of imprisoned Azeri writer Rashad Ramazanov.

Posted in: Blog

China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

China: Take Action for Liu Xiaobo

By | June 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

Take action for dissident writer, PEN member and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, following news of his diagnosis of liver cancer.

Posted in: Campaigns

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

Become an Advocate for Imprisoned Writers

By | June 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

PEN Canada Advocates write to an imprisoned honorary member each month for one year.

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Israel: End Use of Administrative Detention to Detain Journalists

Israel: End Use of Administrative Detention to Detain Journalists

By | February 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling on Israeli authorities to end administrative detention against journalists and other writers.

Posted in: Campaigns

Turkey: Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül Facing Life Imprisonment

Turkey: Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül Facing Life Imprisonment

By | January 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of both journalists.

Posted in: Campaigns

December 1994: Kenneth Harvey Writes from Newfoundland

December 1994: Kenneth Harvey Writes from Newfoundland

By | December 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Kenneth J. Harvey’s thoughtful piece on the realities of his work as a minder, originally published in PEN Canada’s December 1994 newsletter.

Posted in: Archives

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2015

By | December 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

John Ralston Saul, Katherine Govier, Andrew Pyper, Yann Martel, Linwood Barclay and John Valliant put pen to paper for three imprisoned writers: Raif Badawi, Khadija Ismayilova and Eskinder Nega.

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