Nguyen Xuan Nghia | Status: Released | Vietnam

Nguyen Xuan Nghia, a poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, served a six-year sentence for "conducting anti-government propaganda" under Article 88 of Vietnam's penal code. The indictment against him cited… More

Actions Work: Tran Khai Thanh Thuy Released from Prison

[caption id="attachment_676" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Tran Khai Thanh Thuy"][/caption] Last week, PEN centers around the world celebrated the news that Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, a Vietnamese writer and PEN American Center… More


PoemMy fatherland is like the donkey skinThat shrinks each time one has a wishA wish of prosperity: its woods lose their trees, its seas their fishA wish of territorial… More

Dissident Writers Sentenced

International PEN is outraged by the sentences handed down to six dissident writers in recent days for "spreading propaganda" against the government. More

Concern for Detained Journalists

Writers Nguyen Hoang Hai and Pham Thanh Nghien are part of a group of writers who were detained during a crackdown against peaceful dissent in Vietnam in August and… More

Crackdown on Dissidents

International PEN is alarmed about an apparent crackdown on dissent in Vietnam, in which a number of writers have been arrested in recent weeks. More