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PEN, Co-Plaintiffs Settle OFAC Lawsuit

PEN joined publishing industry co-plaintiffs today in announcing that they have successfully resolved their lawsuit against the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). OFAC has revised its… More

PEN Applauds Introduction of NSL Reform Act

The Campaign for Reader Privacy, a coalition of organizations representing librarians, booksellers, publishers, and authors, cheered the introduction today of legislation to safeguard the privacy of ordinary Americans and… More

Iran Frees Scholar Kian Tajbakhsh

PEN American Center welcomed the release of Kian Tajbakhsh, a social scientist and urban planner who was arrested at his home in Tehran on or about May 11, 2007,… More

Resolution on Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Noting with profound concern the grave and growing refugee crisis precipitated by the US-led intervention in Iraq and exacerbated by the rise of terrorism and sectarian violence. More