September 2011

RAN 48/11: IRAN

UPDATE: Journalist, poet and activist Faranak Farid released on bail.

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International welcomes the release on bail on 17 October 2011 of journalist, poet and activist Faranak Farid after forty-two days in prison for her peaceful activism and critical writings. PEN continues to call for any charges against her to be dropped, in accordance with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a signatory.

WiPC 2011 Case List

PEN International Writers in Prison Committee