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UK: Playwright Lydia Besong released from detention

Last week, the forced removal of Lydia Besong and her husband Bernard Batey was stopped less than 24 hours before their flight, after a concerted campaign in their support. Yesterday, 25 January, the couple were released from the immigration removal centres in which they were being held and have now returned home to Manchester. Thank

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China: Zhu Yufu charged with subversion for a poem

English PEN condemns the imprisonment of the writer Zhu Yufu, who has been charged with ‘subversion’ for a poem he had written and posted online. (The full text of the poem is available in translation here.  We urge PEN members to send letters of appeal to the authorities calling for Zhu Yufu’s immediate and unconditional

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Sri Lanka: Prageeth Ekanaliyagoda missing for two years; still no news

A series of actions commemorating writers and journalists killed or disappeared in recent years as part of PEN International’s focus on Killings with Impunity in 2012  Two years ago, on 24 January 2010, Prageeth Ekanaliyagoda was abducted and has not been heard from since. No thorough and credible investigation into his case has been made

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