Comedian and Poet Zargana Released

PEN International welcomes the release of leading comedian and poet Zargana as part of a widespread general amnesty. PEN calls for all restrictions against Zargana to be lifted, and… More

PEN Appeal: Zargana

May 7, 2009 Senior General Than Shwe Chairman, State Peace and Development Council c/o Ministry of Defense Naypyitaw Union of Myanmar Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American Center, an international organization… More

Serious Concerns for Zargana’s Health

International PEN is alarmed by reports that imprisoned leading comedian and poet Zargana is in poor health and has not been given full access to medical care and family… More

PEN Appeal: Zargana

February 27, 2009 Senior General Than Shwe Chairman, State Peace and Development Council c/o Ministry of Defense Naypyitaw Union of Myanmar Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American Center, an international organization… More

PEN Appeal: Zargana

December 3, 2008 Senior General Than Shwe Chairman, State Peace and Development Council c/o Ministry of Defense Naypyitaw Union of Myanmar Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American Center, an international organization… More

Zargana Sentenced to Total of 59 Years

International PEN is appalled by the additional 14-year prison term handed down to leading comedian and poet Zargana on November 27, 2008, added to the 45-year sentence he received… More

PEN Appeal: Zargana

November 21, 2008 Senior General Than Shwe Chairman, State Peace and Development Council c/o Ministry of Defense Naypyitaw Union of Myanmar Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American Center, an international organization… More

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