April 2011

RAN 18/11: EGYPT

RAN 18/11

EGYPT: Blogger Michael Nabil Sanad sentenced to three years in prison

RAN 17/11: VIETNAM

RAN 17/11

VIETNAM: Prominent activist sentenced

PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee strongly protests the harsh seven year prison sentence handed to dissident writer and activist Cu Huy Ha Vu on 4 April 2011.. PEN is calling for his immediate and unconditional release in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Viet Nam is a signatory. It also seeks assurances of his well-being in detention.

RAN 16/11: CHINA

April 11, 2011

RAN 16/11

CHINA: Prominent artist and critic Ai Weiwei detained; fears for safety.

RAN 39/08: CAMEROON UPDATE

April 11, 2011

RAN 39/09

CAMEROON: Songwriter released

RAN 23/09: CUBA UPDATE

April 8, 2011

RAN 23/09

REQUEST FOR ACTION: SOMALIA

PEN International is seeking support on behalf of Somalia in time for the UN's Universal Periodic Review. This is a rare chance to help make Somalia safer for our fellow writers and journalists.

RAN 15/11: CHINA

RAN 15/11

CHINA: Dissident Writer Liu Xianbin sentenced.