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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

UGANDA: Drop charges against academic

PEN welcomes the news that prominent feminist academic and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi was released on bail on May 10, but continues to call for the charges against her… More

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