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The PEN Ten with Burhan Sönmez

"We don’t have to think of limiting our freedom. Instead, we need to find ways to cross the borderlines of restrictions and, when it happens, be ready to pay… More

Marcos Hernández Bautista | Status: Murdered | Mexico

Journalist Marcos Hernández Bautista was shot in the head on January 21, 2016, as he climbed into his car at night outside a bar in the Mexican state of… More

Anabel Flores Salazar | Status: Murdered | Mexico

The body of Anabel Flores Salazar, a 32-year-old journalist from Veracruz state in Mexico, was found on February 9, 2016, along a highway in neighboring Puebla state. The coroner… More

Ahmed Naji | Status: On Trial | Egypt

Ahmed Naji has been temporarily released from prison in Egypt on December 22, 2016, after his two-year prison sentence for “violating public modesty” was suspended by an appeals court… More

Atena Farghadani | Status: Released | Iran

Atena Farghadani is an Iranian artist and political activist. She was first arrested in August 2014 for a cartoon she drew lampooning a family planning law, which depicted lawmakers… More

Nikolai Alexeyev | Status: Under Threat | Russia

Nikolai Alexeyev was the first person charged and fined in Russia under the local municipal law that would eventually become Russia’s infamous "anti-gay law." More