Uyghur Journalist and Editor Detained

International PEN is seriously concerned about the detention of Uyghur journalist and editor Hailaite Niyazi, who was reportedly arrested in October 2009. More

Dissident Writer’s Health Declining

International PEN is seriously concerned about the deteriorating health of imprisoned activist and dissident writer Hu Jia, who was hospitalized for tests in late March 2010. More

Writer Tan Zuoren Sentenced

International PEN strongly protests the five-year prison sentence handed down to writer and activist Tan Zuoren on February 9, 2009, for "inciting subversion of state power." More

Uighur Writer and PEN Member Released

PEN welcomes the release of Uighur writer, academic and Uighur PEN Center member Ilham Tohti, on August 22, 2009. He spent over six weeks in detention, and remains under… More

Writer and Advocate Released from Prison

International PEN welcomes the August 12, 2009 release of dissident writer, pro-democracy advocate and Independent Chinese PEN Center member Zhang Lin. More

Uighur Writer and PEN Member Detained

PEN is seriously concerned about the detention of writer, academic, and Uighur PEN member Ilham Tohti, who was reportedly arrested in Beijing on July 7, 2009 after speaking out… More

Health Concerns for Jailed Writers

International PEN continues to be alarmed by the large number of detained writers in China suffering from serious illnesses and lack of appropriate medical care. More

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