Junaid Hafeez

Hafeez, a liberal academic, was arrested for blasphemy in 2013 and has been in solitary confinement since 2014. An Islamist group lodged the accusation against him to prevent his… More

Mohammed Hanif

In December 2019, Hanif received a defamation notice, filed by the son of former president General Zia ul Haq, claiming that Hanif defamed General Zia in his satirical novel… More

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Justice Dept. Inspector General launches probe into FBI's handling of Clinton emails, prompting the President-elect to slam his former rival on Twitter as "guilty as hell." Secretary of State-designate… More

Leading Journalist and Writer Murdered

PEN International is shocked and saddened by the death of journalist and author Syed Saleem Shahzad, bureau chief of the Asia Times Online and author of the newly published… More