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    • Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned editor Raef Badawi to be flogged 1,000 times 21 oktober 2014
        21 October 2014       Update #4 to RAN 02/13 According to PEN’s Information, Raef Badawi, who was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes , a fine, a 10-year travel ban and 10-year media participation ban for “insulting Islam” and “founding a liberal website”, will be flogged 1,000 […]
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    • Honduras: PEN Honduras appeals to Supreme Court in final attempt to halt ban on practising journalism 17 oktober 2014
      17 October 2014 - Journalist and founding member of PEN Honduras, Julio Ernesto Alvarado, is today appearing along with other journalists and PEN Honduras members before the Constitutional Section of the Supreme Court of the country in a final attempt to fight the reinstatement of a 16-month ban on practising journalism. This action, known in Spanish […]
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    • PEN’s Free Expression Concerns in Kyrgyzstan 13 oktober 2014
      PEN’S FREE EXPRESSION CONCERNS IN KYRGYZSTAN By Cathal Sheerin Europe Researcher and Campaigner for the Writers in Prison Committee 4 September 2014   Introduction “Freer than its neighbours,” is what is often said of Kyrgyzstan, and it’s true; but being “freer” than Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and (though not strictly a neighbour) Turkmenistan
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    • Azerbaijan: Journalist and political analyst Arzu Geybullayeva threatened 9 oktober 2014
      9 October 2014                                                      RAPID ACTION NETWORK                                             RAN 14/14 […]
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    • Egypt: PEN joins over 220 Global Organisations to Call for Immediate Release of Seven Imprisoned Women Human Rights Defenders 9 oktober 2014
      In the lead up to the October 11th trial of seven Egyptian women human rights defenders (WHRDs), who have been detained since June 21, 2014 on charges of violating Egypt’s strict Protest and Public Assembly Law, over 220 women’s and human rights organizations representing nearly 70 countries issued a statement demanding their immediate release. The […]
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    • Bahrain: Free Nabeel Rajab Immediately and Unconditionally 9 oktober 2014
      9 October 2014 The undersigned more than 100 organisations call for the immediate, unconditional release of detained human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, arrested on 1 October 2014 in Bahrain. Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of […]
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    • PEN International joins English PEN in calling for justice in Anna Politkovskaya’s Case 8 oktober 2014
      Russia: Anna Politkovskaya deserves justice On 7 October 2006, renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in her apartment building in Moscow. Eight years later, PEN International joins English PEN in continuing to call for justice to be done. PEN has been campaigning for justice for Anna Politkovskaya, a courageous journalist and fierce cri
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    • The balance between freedom of expression and dignity; Criminal defamation appeal in court on Monday 6th October, 2014 3 oktober 2014
      The defamation of another person in its true sense if proven is a true violation of one’s dignity. But such a violation to suffice must be a grave one, if to overshadow the importance of the constitutional right to expression. The reality in the South African context and other jurisdictions is defamation laws are used […]
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    • Turkey: PEN concerned by continuing judicial harassment of Pınar Selek 3 oktober 2014
      PRESS STATEMENT PEN concerned by continuing judicial harassment of Pınar Selek (Istanbul, 3 October 2014) The decision of an Istanbul court to continue the trial of Turkish sociologist and feminist Pınar Selek 16 years on from the beginning of her legal ordeal is a deeply concerning miscarriage of justice, PEN International and PEN American Center […]
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    • Turkey: PEN to observe sociologist Pınar Selek’s hearing 2 oktober 2014
      29 September 2014                                                                                                         […]
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