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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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October 28, 2014

Julio Ernesto Alvarado is fighting the reinstatement of a 16-month ban on practicing journalism ... more »

Vietnam
October 27, 2014

According to reports, Dang Xuan Dieu, has been held in solitary confinement, forced to sleep and eat next to his excrement, denied access to adequate food, clean drinking water, and regular showers, and subjected to humiliation and torture. ... more »

Vietnam
October 24, 2014

PEN hails the release of Dieu Cay by the world's most notorious jailer of bloggers, but protests his forced exile. ... more »

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 »

Azerbaijan
October 9, 2014

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

Turkey
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 »

Turkey
October 1, 2014

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

Bahrain
September 25, 2014

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

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