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English PEN statement on proposed Banning Orders and Extremism Disruption Orders

English PEN statement on proposed Banning Orders and Extremism Disruption Orders

1st October 2014

In her speech to the Conservative party conference on 30 September, the Home Secretary Rt Hon Theresa May MP announced new proposals for Banning Orders and Extremism Disruption Orders[...]

Turkey: Erol Özkoray convicted of criminal defamation

Turkey: Erol Özkoray convicted of criminal defamation

1st October 2014

Writer, journalist and publisher handed suspended sentence for defaming Erdo─čan.[...]

Bahrain: Abduljalil Al Singace’s health continues to deteriorate

Bahrain: Abduljalil Al Singace's health continues to deteriorate

25th September 2014

Join the call for the immediate release of Dr Al-Singace.[...]

China: Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison

China: Uyghur PEN member Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison

23rd September 2014

PEN condemns the draconian sentence handed down to academic Ilham Tohti.[...]

Turkey: open letter to President Erdoğan

Turkey: open letter to President Erdoğan

23rd September 2014

PEN calls on the Turkish president to protect freedom of expression.[...]

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