2020 Protests in Belarus

PEN America Condemns Sentencing of Belarusian Journalists

“The ongoing targeting of journalists, including, prolonging sentences, and the general atmosphere of repression in Belarus are an urgent cause for international concern,” said Polina Sadovskaya, director of Eurasia… More

Idrak Mirzalizade standing at a microphone

PEN America Decries Russia’s Expulsion of Comedian

The Russian government this week issued an order permanently expelling Idrak Mirzalizade, a Belarusian standup comedian, from Russia in retaliation for a joke he made about racial discrimination in… More