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PEN Protests Charges Against Turkish Author Orhan Pamuk
PEN American Center expressed shock today that world-famous Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk will be brought before an Istanbul court on December 16 and that he faces up to three… More
Writers condemn sentences against Saudi reformers, call for increased pressure
PEN, the international writers’ organization dedicated to defending writers and freedom of expression around the world, expressed deep disappointment at the announcement that an appeals court has upheld the… More
PEN Calls for the Permanent Release from Prison of Journalist Akbar Ganji
Now that Ganji has been released from Evin Prison, we urge that his freedom from incarceration be made permanent and that he not be returned to prison next week.… More
International PEN statement on the recent events in Uzbekistan
International PEN, the world association of writers, is alarmed by recent days' events in Uzbekistan and calls for a lifting of the clamp down on the media reporting from… More
Writers Condemn Conviction of Poet, Two Other Reform Advocates In Saudi Arabia
PEN, the international writers’ organization dedicated to defending writers and freedom of expression around the world, reacted with shock to the announcement that Saudi poet Ali Al-Domaini has been… More
Verdict Imminent In Trial Testing Saudi Tolerance For Reform
With a verdict due in the next two weeks in the trial of three prominent intellectuals jailed for proposing democratic reforms in Saudi Arabia, PEN joined Saudi and international… More