Imprisoned Journalist’s Family Dies in Accident

International PEN sends its deepest condolences to the imprisoned journalist and human rights activist Dilmurod Saidov (Sayyid), whose wife and daughter, aged 6, were killed in a car accident… More

2009 Marks Tenth Year in Prison

On 19 February 2009, Uzbek writer and activist Mamadali Makhmudov will have been imprisoned for ten years, making him one of the longest-serving detained writers on International PEN's records.… More

Poet Yusuf Juma Ill-Treated in Prison

PEN is seeking assurances of Yusuf Juma’s well-being, clarification of the reasons for Yusuf Juma’s detention, and assurances that he is not being held in denial of his right… More

Journalist Imprisoned Since June

International PEN is seriously concerned about the detention of independent journalist and human-rights defender Salidzhon Abdurakhmanov, who was arrested by the police in early June 2008. More

Poet Yusuf Juma Detained

International PEN is concerned by reports that Uzbek poet Yusuf Juma, who was arrested in December 2007, is suffering ill-treatment in prison. More