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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

English PEN are proud to launch our latest report ‘Turkey: freedom of expression in jeopardy. Violations of the rights of authors, publishers and academics under the State of Emergency’. Researched and written by leading experts in the field and internationally recognised advocates for freedom of expression in Turkey, Dr Yaman Akdeniz (professor of law, Istanbul Bilgi

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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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