Human Rights Defender Natalia Estemirova Murdered

International PEN is appalled by the July 15, 2009 abduction and murder of the courageous human rights defender and journalist Natalia Estemirova. PEN welcomes statements by Russian President Medvedev… More

Writer Michel Kilo Released

International PEN welcomes the May 19, 2009 release of Syrian writer Michel Kilo. He was sentenced to three years in prison on May 13, 2007 for his dissident writings… More

Editor Nikolai Andrushchenko Freed on Bail

Nikolai Andrushchenko, co-founder and editor of the newspaper Novy Peterburg, was freed on bail according to a decision taken by the Dzerzhinski District Court of St. Petersburg, on May… More

Web Site Owner Shot Dead

International PEN is shocked by the death of web site owner Magomed Yevloyev from a gunshot wound to the head while he was in police custody on August 31. More

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