At least six individuals have been charged under Malaysia's Sedition Act since the Federal Court struck down a constitutional challenge to the colonial-era law, reinforcing the government’s right to arbitrarily harass and arrest Malaysian citizens... more »
Five Niger journalists arrested in ten days, Chinese police accused of harassing dead activist's family, and a French comedian is given a prison sentence for hate speech.
Gao Yu appeals sentence for "leaking state secrets", Russian journalist assaulted, and a court gives a Bahraini photographer ten years in prison.
PEN is appalled at the news that Ashraf Fayadh, a poet, artist, curator, and member of British-Saudi art organisation Edge of Arabia, has been sentenced to death.
U.S. journalist Jason Rezaian sentenced, Gunmen kill TV reporter in Pakistan, and a Saudi Arabian poet is sentenced to death.