In September 2016, authorities detained Altan and his brother Ahmet for allegedly giving subliminal messages “suggestive” of the July coup attempt during a television panel the night prior. Though…More
Alongside her literary career, Berktay is a staunch advocate for women’s and Kurdish rights. Initially sentenced in 2011 on terrorism charges after attending conferences on behalf of a pro-Kurdish…More
Award-winning filmmaker Demirel was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” after screening Bakur, a film he co-directed with Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, in a…More
Join PEN America’s @VilkViktorya for an Online Abuse Self-Defense training TOMORROW (Wednesday 9/23) at 12PM ET as part of our fall series of free webinars offering tools and tips for navigating online abuse. Register now: http://bit.ly/33rHmI8.
As @UN opens its 75th anniversary General Assembly, Iranian activist & writer Nasrin Sotoudeh is in critical condition, hospitalized after 43 days of hunger strike. Her husband @RezaKhandan4 asks the UN to help #FreeNasrin in this video. Sign our petition: https://pen.org/sign-now-iran-must-release-nasrin-sotoudeh/
Join us today and @HumanitiesGC, @CullmanNYPL, & @segalcenter, for the 20th and final week of Translating the Future, with “On the Elusive Art of Translation,” featuring Kate Briggs and Tracy K. Smith, and moderated by Magdalena Edwards. https://bit.ly/2FH8HxY