Kirill Serebrennikov

September Featured Case: Kirill Serebrennikov

Kirill Serebrennikov, a prominent Russian theater director, prolific playwright, and champion of the arts was put under house arrest through October 19 on fraud charges that Serebrennikov has denied. More

Natalya Sharina | Status: Convicted | Russia

Natalya Sharina, head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow, was sentenced to four years of probation on June 5, 2017, for allegedly disseminating the works of Ukrainian nationalists… More

Natalia Sharina

RUSSIA: Conviction of librarian must be quashed

On June 5, 2017, Natalia Sharina, former Director of the state-run Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, was found guilty of "incitement of hatred" towards Russian people and "embezzlement"… More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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