Iranian-Kurdish language activist and teacher Mohammadi was detained for six months, temporarily held incommunicado and in solitary confinement, on the basis of national security. She was released on bail…More
In October 2019, Orman was arrested for online criticism of Turkey's invasion of southwestern Kurdistan. He was charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and released weeks later on appeal. Convicted…More
Ressa, acclaimed journalist and CEO of the digital news outlet Rappler, faces extensive backlash for highlighting human rights abuses occurring under President Rodrigo Duterte. On June 15, 2020, she…More
Iranian human rights lawyer and #FreedomToWrite honoree Nasrin Sotoudeh is on Day 46 of hunger strike in Evin prison. We continue to stand in solidarity with her. Join 5,700+ people including @AmirSoltani2020 in calling to #FreeNasrin.
During the pandemic, PEN America continued introducing new emerging voices of international writers through @penworldvoices. Listen to Russian poet from Chechnya Lolita Agamalova in our series "Writers in Residence": https://bit.ly/3cv0WY2.