Writers Released Under Amnesty

PEN International welcomes the release of several dissident writers as part of a presidential amnesty announced on June 2, 2011. Protestors had called for the release of all political… More

Continued Detention of Journalist ‘Ali Al-‘Abdullah

Journalist ‘Ali al-‘Abdullah, whose two-and-a-half-year sentence for his dissident writings and peaceful opposition activities expired in June 2010, now faces new charges of "disseminating false information" for an article… More

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