Posts Tagged: Bahrain

English PEN at the Hillsborough Literary Festival

We are delighted to be partnering with the inaugural Hillsborough Literary Festival to bring the work of writers at risk to Northern Ireland. In solidarity with writers who are in prison or otherwise at risk, five Northern Irish writers will read from the work of some of the incredible individuals supported by English PEN’s Writers

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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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