“I’m on the Move”: Oleg Sentsov Sends Letter from Prison
Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov managed to send a letter from prison to Russian human rights defender Zoya Svetova. Here, PEN America translates the letter into English for the first time. More
President Obama: Press Vietnam to Release Imprisoned Activists
PEN America joins a coalition of organizations calling on President Obama to press for the release of imprisoned activists in Vietnam. More
Open Letter to Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO re: The Interview
If the decision to pull The Interview from all platforms stands, it will represent a lasting blow for free expression, emboldening would-be censors the world over. Impoverishing creative freedom,… More
Letter from Kiev: What Can Ukraine Expect from the West Now?
In light of the ongoing crisis in Kiev, where dozens of people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces, PEN reached out to our colleagues in Ukraine… More
Open Letter to Members of Congress Opposing the FISA Improvements Act
On December 18, 2013, PEN American Center joined 53 civil liberties and public interest organizations in a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose S. 1631, the… More
Vice President Biden: Don’t Forget Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia
We are writing to you on the eve of your upcoming visit to Beijing to encourage you to raise the case of former PEN President and 2010 Nobel Peace… More
PEN Letter Protesting Exclusion of Ilija Trojanov from the U.S.
On September 30, 2013, German PEN member Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German writer, was denied permission to board a flight from Brazil to the United States. PEN American Center fears… More