February 2013

WiPC Caselist

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International works on behalf of persecuted writers worldwide. It was established in 1960 in response to increasing attempts to silence voices of dissent by imprisoning writers and journalists.

RAN 05/13: SOMALIA

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International protests the charges brought against freelance journalist Abdiaziz Abdnur Ibrahim over an unpublished interview with an alleged rape victim. Ibrahim, who has been detained since January 10, 2013, was charged on January 29 with insult to a national institution, publishing a media report and paying a bribe to create a false story. The charges are in connection with an interview Ibrahim conducted on January 6, 2013, with an internally displaced woman who alleged that she was raped by state security forces.