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PEN International protests in the strongest possible terms the Ethiopian Supreme Court’s May 2, 2013, decision to uphold Eskinder Nega’s conviction on highly dubious terrorism-related charges and his 18-year prison sentence. It also protests the continuing imprisonment of four other journalists under Ethiopia’s 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. ... more »
PEN is disturbed by the disappearance of journalist Sergio Landa Rosado from Veracruz state, who has been missing since January 23, 2013, as well as by alleged threats against reporter Jorge Carrasco Araizaga by Veracruz authorities. ... more »
Award winning Uzbek writer, Mamadali Makhmudov, has finally been released after over 14 years in prison. ... more »
On Monday, April 15, celebrated pianist, composer, and writer Fazıl Say is due to appear in court for the third time for comments posted on Twitter. ... more »
PEN International welcomes the release of the independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias. ... more »