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PEN urges Senate to examine Gonzales’s record on torture policies
PEN American Center asked members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today to use this Thursday's hearings on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales as an opportunity to reassert United States… More
PEN/Newman’s Own Award recipient Barbara Parsons Lane given parole
The state has granted parole to a woman who won a $25,000 writing award with the help of best-selling author Wally Lamb. More
Ra£l Rivero Casta¤eda and Oscar Espinosa Chepe released on health grounds
PEN American Center welcomes the release of Raúl Rivero Castañeda and Oscar Espinosa Chepe, reportedly on health grounds. However, PEN remains concerned that Rivero (59) and Espinosa (64) have… More
Nobel Peace Prize winner joins battle for free speech
Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, has filed suit against the U.S. Treasury Department in federal court in New… More
Uzbek journalist, human rights activist Ruslan Sharipov obtains asylum in the U.S.
PEN American Center and PEN USA West are delighted to announce that Uzbek journalist and human rights activist Ruslan Sharipov has obtained political asylum in the United States and… More
PEN protests the recent denial of entry visas to Cuban scholars
Dear Secretary Powell, We are writing on behalf of the 2,700 professional writers, editors, and translators who are members of PEN American Center to register our profound concern over… More