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Bbc Journalist Found Guilty, Released Under Amnesty Law

Urinboy Usmonov, journalist with the British Broadcasting Service’s Central Asian Service, has been found guilty of spreading Islamic propaganda through his reporting on the banned extremist group Hizb-ut-Tahir. More

Publishers on Trial

Two books by American authors are currently on trial in Turkey on obscenity charges which, if the law is strictly applied, could lead to imprisonment for their publishers and… More

Comedian and Poet Zargana Released

PEN International welcomes the release of leading comedian and poet Zargana as part of a widespread general amnesty. PEN calls for all restrictions against Zargana to be lifted, and… More

Writers Amnestied

Writers Tran Duc Thach and Nguyen Van Tinh were released under amnesty after being detained in Vietnam in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and… More

One Journalist Murdered, Another Missing

Primera Hora editor María Elizabeth Macías Castro's body was found decapitated in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, on September 24, 2011, while El Mañanero reporter Gabriel Manuel Fonseca Hernández went… More

Activist and Internet Writer Sentenced

PEN International protests the four-year sentence handed down to activist and Internet writer Lu Van Bay on August 22, 2011, for his critical online writings. More