Writer and Journalist Released

PEN International welcomes the release on July 11, 2011, of writer and journalist Abbas Al- Murshid, who had been held since May 15, 2011, for his peaceful dissident activities. More

Poet Released

PEN International welcomes the release on July 13, 2011, of poet and student Ayat Al-Gormezi (f), one month after she was sentenced to one year in prison on anti-state… More

Poet Sentenced

PEN International protests the one-year sentence handed down to poet and student Ayat Al-Gormezi (f) on anti-state charges for poems critical of the Bahraini king. PEN calls for her… More

Poet and Writer Arrested; Fears for Safety

PEN International is deeply concerned about the arrests of poet and student Ayat Al-Gormezi (f), and writer and journalist Abbas Al- Murshid, who have been held since March 30… More

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