A Uighur Father’s Brave Fight

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The last time I saw my father was on Feb. 2, 2013. We were at the international airport in Beijing, about to board a flight to… More

Uighur Writer and PEN Member Released

PEN welcomes the release of Uighur writer, academic and Uighur PEN Center member Ilham Tohti, on August 22, 2009. He spent over six weeks in detention, and remains under… More

Writers Freed in Afghanistan, China

PEN welcomes the release of journalist Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, who had originally been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Afghanistan, and Ilham Tohti, a member of the Uighur PEN… More

Uighur Writer and PEN Member Detained

PEN is seriously concerned about the detention of writer, academic, and Uighur PEN member Ilham Tohti, who was reportedly arrested in Beijing on July 7, 2009 after speaking out… More