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Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature

We congratulate the Belarusian journalist and PEN member Svetlana Alexievich on winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Alexievich is the author of books including oral histories of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and of ordinary citizens at war, most notably reportage from  Soviet women in World War II and more recently direct accounts from

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Bahrain: Al-Singace protest hits 200 days, NGOs demand his release

Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr al-Singace has boycotted all solid food in response to the ill-treatment of prisoners  in Bahrain. Twenty-one human rights organisations reiterate their call for his release in a joint statement published today. The NGOs ‘voice our solidarity with Dr al-Singace’s continued protest

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