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Treasury Department Changes Regulations

In September 2004, publishing trade groups and authors' organizations filed suit in federal court to strike down regulations of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control that effectively… More

CHINA: PEN Condemns Detention of Chinese Writers

Officers and staff of PEN American Center today expressed alarm at the news that Chinese authorities detained three prominent intellectuals yesterday, including two writers who helped found a… More

PEN Condemns Detention of Chinese Writers

Officers and staff of PEN American Center today expressed alarm at the news that Chinese authorities detained three prominent intellectuals yesterday, including two writers who helped found a new… More

PEN Welcomes Release of Two Cuban Journalists

The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN welcomes the release of journalists Edel José García Díaz and Jorge Olivera Castillo on health grounds. However, PEN remains concerned that… More