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NGOs protest the ongoing detention of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace

On Wednesday, 29 July 2015, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, English PEN and Index on Censorship gathered outside the Bahrain Embassy in London to protest the ongoing detention of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace. Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace is a prominent academic and blogger who promoted human rights in Bahrain throughout the 2000s. Police arrested Dr

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Workshops with WINGS: creative writing with young mums at Praxis

In Spring 2015, English PEN ran a series of workshops with WINGS, the young mums’ group at Bethnal Green-based migrant and refugee advocacy centre Praxis Community Projects. This was the first run of creative writing and translation workshops for Brave New Voices 2.0, a three-year project working with young refugees across London to celebrate multilingualism and mother

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Raif Badawi case discussed in British parliament

The case of imprsioned blogger Raif Badawi was discussed in the British parliament today.  Stewart McDonald MP (SNP, Glasgow South) tabled the motion on Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. Opening the debate, Mr McDonald spoke out against the harsh sentence of 10 years imprisonment, 1000 lashes and a 1 million riyals fine, and praised Raif

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