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International Women’s Day: Women Writing Under Surveillance in China
Five months exactly before the opening of the Beijing Olympics on August 8, International PEN is marking International Women’s Day on March 8 by celebrating the work of three… More
PEN Applauds New Law Expanding Iraqi Refugee Processing
President Bush has signed PEN-supported legislation that requires the United States to expand programs to resettle Iraqi refugees in the U.S., removing some of the major barriers that have… More
Two Releases, One Conviction, One Indefinite Detention
PEN today welcomed the release on parole of Hong Kong-based journalist Ching Cheong from prison in Gangzhou, southern China, where he was serving a five-year sentence for espionage. The… More
Li Changqing Released from Prison in China: Number of Jailed Writers Drops to 40
New York, February 4, 2008—PEN American Center welcomes the news that Fuzhou-based journalist Li Changqing was released upon expiration of his three-year sentence on February 2, 2008. More
PEN Marks First Anniversary of Murder of Armenian-Turkish Journalist
PEN, the international association of writers, is supporting the “Hrant Için, Adalet Için” (For Hrant, For Justice) campaign organized by a consortium of Turkish organizations staging events in Istanbul… More
PEN Concerned About Terms of Release of Cyber-Dissident in China
After one month in detention, Chinese internet writer and dissident Wang Dejia (pen name Jing Chu) was released on January 12, 2008 after agreeing not to write anything political… More
Activist Hu Jia Arrested in China: Number of Jailed Writers Rises to 42
The arrest last week of high-profile activist and blogger Hu Jia in Beijing is raising concerns that the Chinese government may be ratcheting up its efforts to control internal… More