The three initials for Poets, Essayists, and Novelists, PEN, make up the name of that well-known international association of writers organized in 140 Centers worldwide.
London, 25 July 2014
PEN International condemns a social media campaign started earlier this week to boycott the work of Turkish-Jewish writer and PEN Turkey board member Mario Levi. Levi’s novels have been included on a list of “Israeli products … Continue reading
Journalist Saba Azarpeik, who has been held since 28 May 2014, appeared in court on 21 and 22 July and was reported to be in a bad physical and psychological condition. Concerns for her safety are acute. PEN International is calling … Continue reading
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Call to Action: Kazakhstan – Ill Poet Beaten in Prison
15 July 2014 – Update No 8 to call to action of 5 August 2013
PEN International is deeply concerned at reports that the imprisoned poet Aron Atabek – who … Continue reading
Five journalists with the Unity weekly journal, arrested in January and February 2014, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour on 10 July 2014 over a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory carried by … Continue reading