Syrian Palestinian political analyst, writer, and blogger Al-Shihabi was arrested in December 2012 by the Palestine Branch of Syrian Military Intelligence. His location is unknown, but there are unconfirmed…More
Kurdish writer Essou was arrested from his home by Syrian Air Force intelligence agents for allegedly participating in anti-government activity and advocating reform in September 2011. As of December…More
Playwright and scriptwriter Zarra’ai was reportedly arrested in February 2012 and was detained incommunicado in the State Security Detention Centre in Damascus. His rib was reportedly broken by torture.…More
Palestinian journalist and author Al-Nawaty was detained for unspecified “security reasons” in 2011 while translating his book in Damascus. In 2013, the Norwegian government reported he was in Syrian…More
Political commentator Al-Amri has been missing since November 2016 after tweeting out to protest a clampdown on Saudi media, which included blocking the online newspaper he worked for. Authorities…More
NEW: In a letter to @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres, PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel urges him to call for the immediate release of two women's rights advocates: Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul.
TONIGHT: Don't miss poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine in conversation with Lauren M. Jackson (@proseb4bros) at 8PM ET as they will discuss Rankine's new hybrid book, JUST US: AN AMERICAN CONVERSATION. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2XXutn1. #PENOutLoud