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Mexico: Journalist disappears in Veracruz

English PEN is deeply concerned by the disappearance of newspaper journalist Noel López Olguín, who was last seen in Jáltipan, Veracruz state, on 8 March 2011. It is feared that he has been abducted by an armed group with links to drugs trafficking, which is rife in Veracruz. López is the second print journalist to

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Belarus after elections: state terrorism and its hostages

On 19 December 2010, the day of the presidential elections in Belarus, thousands of people went out to protest against the election fraud that resulted in the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko for the fourth term. Late at night, specially trained police forces conducted a rigid and inadequate operation to disperse the peaceful rally. Around 700

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Azerbaijan: Journalist kidnapped and beaten

English PEN is alarmed by the recent kidnapping and beating of journalist Seymur Khaziyev. The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, of which PEN International is a member, has published a press release calling for a thorough investigation into the assault on Khaziyev and for an end to the climate of impunity in Azerbaijan, where journalists

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Cameroon: Author jailed for insulting President’s wife

English PEN condemns the imprisonment of author Bertrand Teyou, detained since November 2010 for ‘insulting’ President Biya’s wife in a book published last year and for attempting to hold a public reading of the offending text. Teyou was jailed after he failed to pay a US$4,371 fine imposed at the end of a summary trial

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