Liu Xiaobo Must be Allowed to Seek Treatment Abroad

NEW YORK--In response to the statement from Western medical experts that it is safe to transport Liu Xiaobo abroad for cancer treatment, PEN America Executive Director Suzanne Nossel released… More

Rezaul Karim Siddique | Status: Murdered | Bangladesh

On April 23, 2016, Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique was murdered in an attack similar to the attacks on and murders of targeting writers. Assailants with machetes attacked Siddique, a… More

Avijit Roy | Status: Murdered | Bangladesh

On February 26, 2015, Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya were brutally attacked by assailants wielding machetes outside of the Dhaka Boi Mela book fair.… More

Eric Ohena Lembembe | Status: Murdered | Cameroon

On July 15, 2013, the body of Eric Ohena Lembembe was found in his Yaoundé home. He had been tortured—with his neck and feet broken and his face, hands,… More

Myanmar: Poet Maung Saungkha Released

PEN America is delighted that poet Maung Saungkha has been released from prison today in Myanmar but is deeply concerned by remaining barriers to free expression in the country.… More

Unity 5 Journalists Freed in Myanmar

The recent pardon of 83 political prisoners is a praiseworthy achievement for Myanmar, but serves as a reminder of the work ahead for the government to ensure the right… More