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: Crackdown in Syria

June 9, 2011 His Excellency President Bashar al-Assad Presidential Palace Abu Rummaneh, Al-Rashid Street Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Fax: + 963 11 332 3410 His Excellency Said Sammour Minister of the Interior Ministry of the Interior Merjeh Circle Damascus,… More

Novelist Arrested; Fears of Ill-Treatment

International PEN is seriously concerned by the arrest of writer Raghdah Sa’id Hassan on February 10, 2010, after writing her first novel. Since then, she has been held incommunicado… More