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Writer and Activist Detained

International PEN is seriously concerned about the imprisonment without charge or trial of novelist, blogger and activist Mosaad Suleiman Hassan (pen name: Mosaad Abu-Fajr), who has been held since… More

Editor and Columnist Shot Dead

International PEN condemns the murder of newspaper editor and columnist Orel Zambrano, who was shot dead on January 16, 2009. More

Journalist Released

International PEN welcomes the release of journalist Nguyen Viet Chien on January 17, 2009, as part of a presidential amnesty to mark the Lunar New Year. More

Writer Sentenced for Insulting the Monarchy

International PEN protests the three-year prison sentence handed down to Australian writer Harry Nicolaides for "lèse-majesté" (insulting the monarchy) in his 2005 novel Verisimilitude. More

Newspaper Publisher Sentenced to Three Years

International PEN protests the three-year prison sentence and fine given to newspaper journalist and publisher Lewis Medjo on January 7, 2009 for allegedly “publishing false news” about President Biya.… More