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Rapid Action

Rapid Action

PEN's Rapid Actions are urgent bulletins about writers at risk of arrest, imprisonment, or attack. Each of the bulletins contains a brief summary of the case and information on who you can contact to stop or mitigate the abuse.

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Saudi Arabia
October 21, 2014

Brutal sentence violates the prohibition against torture under international law. ... more »

October 20, 2014

Fighting the crackdown on journalists in the country, Julio Ernesto Alvarado and PEN Honduras members appealed to the Constitutional Section of the Supreme Court. ... more »

October 9, 2014

Arzu Geybullayeva, threatened and accused of treason for working for Istanbul-based Armenian newspaper ... more »

October 2, 2014

Turkish sociologist Pinar Selek faces her fifth trial in 16 years ... more »

October 1, 2014

PEN decries the 16-month ban on practicing journalism imposed on Globo TV news anchor Julio Ernesto Alvarado. ... more »

October 1, 2014

The writer, journalist and publisher convicted for his 2013 book about the Gezi Park protests. ... more »

September 25, 2014

Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace, imprisoned for treating protesters in a hospital in 2011, requires urgent medical care. ... more »

September 10, 2014

PEN International is shocked by the recent murders of three more journalists in Honduras – Herlyn Iván Espinal Martínez, Nery Francisco Soto Torres and Dagoberto Díaz Suárez. ... more »

July 25, 2014

Journalist Saba Azarpeik, detained since May 28, 2014 without charge, appeared in court on July 21 and 22 and was reported to be in bad physical and psychological condition. ... more »

July 17, 2014

PEN is calling for five journalists in Myanmar to be released immediately and unconditionally and for any charges against the another fifty journalists related to their peaceful protest to be dropped. ... more »