Ahmed Naji | Status: In Exile | Egypt

Ahmed Naji was 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 on… More

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Turkmenistan Discouraging Use of Word Coronavirus

UPDATE: This original statement was based on an erroneous article and misrepresented the scope of the government's censorship. It has been edited to reflect more recent information. PEN America… More

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Writers Freed As Part of Ukraine Prisoner Swap

PEN America said it was immensely relieved that two journalists, Stanislav Aseyev and Oleh Halaziuk, were freed as part of a broader prisoner exchange in Ukraine on Sunday. More

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Park Service Abandons Protest Tax

“We are thrilled to see the right to protest in our nation’s capital preserved with today’s decision by the National Park Service." More

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