Writers Released Under Amnesty

PEN International welcomes the release of several dissident writers as part of a presidential amnesty announced on June 2, 2011. Protestors had called for the release of all political… More

PEN Appeal: Muhannad al-Hassani

November 17, 2010 President Bashar al-Assad Presidential Palace al-Rashid Street Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Fax: +963 11 332 3410 Minister of Interior Major Sa’id Mohamed Samour Ministry of Interior ‘Abd al-Rahman Shahbandar Street Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Fax: +963 11 222… More

Lawyer and Writer Attacked; Fears for Safety

Lawyer and writer Muhannad al-Hassani, who is serving a three-year prison sentence in Adra prison, Damascus, for his human rights work and writings, was attacked and severely beaten on… More