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Dissident Writer’s Health Failing

International PEN is deeply concerned by recent reports of the deteriorating health of imprisoned activist and writer Hu Jia, who is serving a three-and-a-half-year sentence for "inciting subversion of… More

Dissident Writer Zhou Yuanzhi Released

International PEN welcomes the release of dissident writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center Zhou Yuanzhi on May 15, 2008. However, PEN is also concerned that he… More

Kurdish Journalist Sentenced to 11 Years

International PEN is shocked by the 11-year prison sentence handed down to Kurdish journalist Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand on June 22, 2008, on charges of "acting against national security" for… More

Imprisoned Journalist’s Health Critical

International PEN is seriously concerned about reports that leading journalist and human-rights defender Emadeddin Baqi has suffered another heart attack in prison on May 7, 2008. More

Dissident Writer Chen Daojun Detained

International PEN is seriously concerned about the detention and well-being of dissident writer and journalist Chen Daojun, who was detained on May 9, 2008, near the city of Chengdu,… More