Rapid Action

PEN’s Rapid Actions are urgent bulletins about writers at risk of arrest, imprisonment, or attack. Each of the bulletins contains a brief summary of the case and information on who you can contact to stop or mitigate the abuse.

Information saves lives. Take a moment to share these bulletins or write a letter on behalf of a colleague in need.

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TURKEY: Uphold freedom of expression

A year ago, a bloody coup attempt in Turkey left over two hundred people dead and over a thousand others injured. While we recognize the right of the Turkish… More

RUSSIA: Conviction of librarian must be quashed

On June 5, 2017, Natalia Sharina, former Director of the state-run Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, was found guilty of "incitement of hatred" towards Russian people and "embezzlement"… More

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