Writers At Risk

PEN’s bedrock work is long-term advocacy on behalf of individual writers who are being persecuted because of their work. This page features several of our highest priority cases. With the help of our members and supporters, we are carrying out campaigns to win their release and ensure they are safe and can write and publish freely.

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This is only a small sampling of writers under threat around the world. Click here for the most recent PEN International case list.

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Ramin Jahanbegloo | Status: Released | Iran

Academic and writer Ramin Jahanbegloo was arrested at Tehran airport on April 27, 2006, as he was about to leave for an international conference in Brussels, and his house… More

Nguyen Xuan Nghia | Status: Released | Vietnam

Nguyen Xuan Nghia, a poet, journalist, essayist, and novelist, served a six-year sentence for "conducting anti-government propaganda" under Article 88 of Vietnam's penal code. The indictment against him cited… More

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy | Status: In Exile | Vietnam

Tran Khai Thanh Thuy is a renowned novelist, poet, essayist, and editor of the underground democracy journal To Quoc (Fatherland) Review. She is a member of the underground pro-democracy… More

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