Posts By: Cat Lucas

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Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on seventh anniversary of his arrest

Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for his immediate release and

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Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy

6.30 – 8pm, 28 March 2018 Free Word Centre 60 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3GA Join English PEN for the launch of our latest report ‘Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy. Violations of the rights of authors, publishers and academics under the State of Emergency’. The report, researched and written by leading experts in the field

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Malta: open letter to diplomats regarding the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

We, the undersigning international organisations are closely monitoring the investigation of the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the related court proceedings in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia was a journalist, a blogger, a mother of three. For years, she reported on corruption in her home country, despite being threatened continuously. She was still

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UAE: One year on, award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s whereabouts remain unknown

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender and citizen-journalist Ahmed Mansoor and release him immediately and unconditionally, over two dozen human rights organisations said today. He is being held for his peaceful human rights work. 20 March 2018 marks one year since security forces arbitrarily

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