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Burmese Poet Saw Wai Released from Prison

PEN American Center welcomed the release of imprisoned Burmese poet Saw Wai today, calling the release “long overdue.” Saw Wai was freed nearly five months after his sentence expired… More

Writers Press Iran to Release Jailed Colleagues

A coalition of free expression organizations delivered a petition to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations calling on the Iranian government to release dozens… More

Book Groups See Progress on Patriot Act

The Campaign for Reader Privacy today declared that progress is being made in the fight to restore the safeguards for the privacy of bookstore and library records that were… More