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.
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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
Journalist and blogger Marzieh Rasouli, was summoned to Evin Prison on 8 July 2014 after being convicted of “spreading propaganda against the system” and “disturbing public order” and sentenced to two years in prison and 50 lashes. PEN International is … Continue reading