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UGANDA: Drop charges against academic

PEN welcomes the news that prominent feminist academic and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi was released on bail on May 10, but continues to call for the charges against her… More

June Featured Case: Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian

Iranian filmmakers Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were arrested in October 2013 in connection with an underground music-sharing site they cofounded. During a three-minute trial, they were fined $6000 and… More

Ahmed Naji in 2015

Court Orders Retrial for Ahmed Naji

The court's decision to order a retrial for the novelist prolongs a legal battle over free expression in Egypt that has already gone on far too long. More

TURKEY: Cumhuriyet Daily Web Editor Arrested

PEN is deeply concerned about the arrest of Cumhuriyet daily web editor Oğuz Güven, bringing the number of Cumhuriyet staff currently jailed pending trial to 13. Güven was arrested… More

YEMEN: Death sentence against prominent writer

PEN is deeply concerned about the death sentence issued by a Houthi court in Sana’a against Yahya al-Jubaihi, a prominent Yemeni writer and journalist, after a grossly unfair trial.… More

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