Journalist and Publisher Released

International PEN welcomes the release of journalist Ahmed Ghous Zalmai, publisher Mohammad Ateef Noori and Mullah Qari Mushtaq, on March 20, 2010. Zalmai and Mullah Mushtaq were serving 20-year… More

PEN Appeal: Ahmed Ghous Zalmai and Mohammad Ateef Noori

October 3, 2008 His Excellency Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan Kabul Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American Center, an international organization of… More

Heavy Sentences for Publishers

International PEN strongly protests the 20-year prison sentence handed down to journalist Ahmed Ghous Zalmai, and the five-year sentence handed down to publisher Mohammad Ateef Noori, for publishing a… More

Help us defend the freedom to write

Book bans. Censorship. Writers arrested. This Giving Tuesday, help PEN America fight back.

DONATE NOW