Demonstrators carrying an opposition flag at Independence Square in Belarus

Court Formally Dissolves PEN Belarus

As Belarus marks one year since a fraudulent election kept President Aleksandr Lukashenka in power, a court in the country today formally dissolved PEN America's sister organization PEN Belarus. More

Protesters with old Belarusian national flags march in Minsk, Belarus

Detained Belarusian PEN Center Member Must Be Released

PEN America today called for the immediate release of Belarusian PEN Center member Aliaksandr Fiaduta, a political scientist, literary critic, and former aid to Belarus’ authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. More