According to unconfirmed reports, Raif (or 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”, may now face a retrial for Continue reading
Jury announces the Finalists for the 2015 Front Line Defenders AwardJury announces the Finalists for the 2015 Front Line Defenders Award
On Wednesday 04 March the Jury for the 2015 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk announced the 5 finalists for this year’s Award, all of whom are either in jail, Continue reading
He Zhengjun, director of the Transition Institute and prominent writer Xu Xiao were both detained on November 26, along with Xue Ye and Liu Jianshu, a sign of growing suppression against government critics in China. Continue reading
Posted June 23rd, 2014 by English PEN staff & filed under Campaigns.
PEN is deeply concerned at reports that the Kazakh prison authorities are denying medical treatment to imprisoned poet Aron Atabek
Poet Aron Atabek is reportedly suffering intense spine and leg pain due to injuries sustained during an assault by Continue reading