Sushmita Banerjee

On September 5, 2013, Indian-Afghan memoirist Sushmita Banerjee was kidnapped and murdered, purportedly by a splinter Taliban group who claimed responsibility. No groups or individuals, however, have been held… More

Three Wishes

Three WishesI have a dream for my family.My two sisters and my brother did not go to school, and I wish they could have had an education. Now I… More

Old Days

As Afghans hit the polls for today's presidential run-off, the Afghan Women's Writing Project is helping to make sure that women and girls are not only heard, but educated… More

Mounting Concern for the Safety of Writers

PEN International welcomes the police investigation into the shocking murder of Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, killed in Kharana, Afghanistan, on September 5, 2013. More

Heavy Sentences for Publishers

International PEN strongly protests the 20-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Ahmed Ghous Zalmai, and the five-year sentence handed down to publisher Mohammad Ateef Noori, for publishing a… More

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