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Bahrain: Serious concern for the health of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace       

PEN is seriously concerned for the health of prominent academic, activist and blogger Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike since 21 March 2015 in protest at conditions in Jaw prison. Dr Al-Singace requires specialist medical treatment for ongoing health problems, some of which result from torture and ill-treatment in prison. He is

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PEN welcomes release of Cameroonian writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse

On 27 April 2015, the award-winning writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse was finally freed from Kondengui Prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon, after almost three and a half years in prison. ‘It’s funny to see the prison from outside’ said Meyomesse shortly after his release to writer Patrice Nganang who, along with friend Bergeline Domou, spearheaded the

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Not in our name: World Press Freedom Day

  On World Press Freedom Day, 116 days after the attack at the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 11 dead and 12 wounded, we, the undersigned, reaffirm our commitment to defending the right to freedom of expression, even when that right is being used to express views that we and others

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse released from prison

On 27 April 2015, writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse was finally released from Kondengui Prison in Yaoundé, after almost three and a half years. He has since sent the following message to PEN: je n’ai pas de mots suffisamment forts pour vous remercier pour toute l’aide que vous n’avez cessé de m’apporter depuis trois ans,

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