Welcome to Zone 9: Ethiopia

Kality is divided into eight zones. The prisoners found one more zone of their own imagination. They called the rest of the country beyond their compound “zone 9” implying… More

Thai Junta Targets Writers and Scholars

PEN American Center calls upon the Thai military to immediately rescind its order for individual writers and scholars to turn themselves in, and to end all restrictions on freedom… More

Editor Raif Badawi Faces “Apostasy” Charges

PEN is deeply concerned by a judge’s recommendation, made on December 25, 2013, to refer the editor Raif Badawi to the General Court on charges of apostasy. If convicted,… More

Two Poets Detained; Fears for Safety

PEN protests the arrest of poets and lyricists Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi, who have been held in Section 2A of Tehran’s Evin prison since December 7, 2013, apparently… More