War, Censorship, and Persecution: our Case List 2023/2024

Case List – Social Media Messages

 

Thursday 21st March

10am

On #WorldPoetryDay, PEN International releases War, Censorship, and Persecution: our Case List 2023/2024, highlighting challenges for writers in global conflicts and emphasising the need to safeguard freedom of expression, especially in war-torn regions: https://www.pen-international.org/news/pen-international-case-list-2023-2024

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War, Censorship, and Persecution documents 122 cases of writers facing harassment, arrest, violence and even death worldwide. Read our Case List 2023/2024: https://www.pen-international.org/news/pen-international-case-list-2023-2024

 

12pm

On #WorldPoetryDay, we think of all the poets who have been harassed, imprisoned, and even killed around the world. We share, If I Must Die by Refaat Alareer who wrote the poem weeks before he was killed by an Israeli airstrike in #Gaza. The poem was featured in our Case List 2023/2024, published today. Read here: https://www.pen-international.org/news/pen-international-case-list-2023-2024

 

4pm

On the launch of PEN International’s annual Case List, we invite you to #TAKEACTION for #MaksimZnak #GuiMinhai #GalalElBehairy #FreddyAntonioQuezada and the 12 #EritreanWriters detained since 2001. Find out more and see what you can do. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

Friday 22nd March

10am

As we launch our annual Case List 2023/2024, War, Persecution, and Censorship, TAKE ACTION with us for #MaksimZnak, #Belarus lawyer, academic, and writer. Znak has been held in incommunicado detention since February 2023. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

2pm

Join us in taking action for imprisoned writer #MaksimZnak, call on the #Belarus authorities to:
-Release him immediately and end his incommunicado detention
– Ensure he is provided with access to health care and communication with family and lawyers:

#FreeTheWriters

https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

4pm

Lawyer, academic, and writer #MaksimZnak is serving a 10-year sentence in a medium-security penal colony in #Belarus on spurious grounds. PEN International calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Will you join us? #FreeTheWriters https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

Saturday 23rd March

War, Censorship, and Persecution documents 122 cases of writers facing harassment, arrest, violence and even death worldwide. Read our Case List 2023/2024: https://www.pen-international.org/news/pen-international-case-list-2023-2024

 

Monday 25th March

10am

TAKE ACTION for #GuiMinhai – poet, author, publisher, bookseller and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in #China. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

2pm

Today, join us in taking action for imprisoned poet and author, #GuiMinhai – featured in our Case List 2023/2024. Urge the #China authorities to:
-Release him immediately & unconditionally
– Ensure he is provided with access to adequate health care and regular communication with family & lawyers

#FreeTheWriters

https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

Tuesday 26th March

10am

PEN International case, #GalalElBehairy, has been held in arbitrary detention in #Egypt since July 2021 for his poetry. Don’t let him be silenced. Join us and TAKE ACTION calling for his release, #FreeTheWriters https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

2pm

Imprisoned poet #GalalElBehairy, wrote these words to PEN International in June 2023 while on hunger strike in prison. He remains unjustly imprisoned in #Egypt for his poetry. Today, join us in taking action for Galal, demand his release. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

4pm

TAKE ACTION for imprisoned poet #GalalelBehairy. Call on the #Egypt authorities to:
– Release him immediately and unconditionally and drop all charges against him
– Pending his release, ensure his access to adequate medical care and psychological support
#FreeTheWriters https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

Wednesday 27th March

10am

September 2023 marked 22 years of the incommunicado detention without trial of a group of writers and journalists from #Eritrea. To mark the release of our Case List 2023/2024, TAKE ACTION to #FreeTheWriters today: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

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Remember their names: Dawit Isaak; Amanuel Asrat; Said Idris ‘Abu Are’; Temesegen Ghebreyesus; Methanie Haile; Fessehaye ‘Joshua’ Yohannes; Yousif Mohammed Ali; Seyoum Tsehaye; Dawit Habtemichael; Said Abdelkadir; Sahle ‘Wedi-ltay’ Tsefezab; and Matheos Habteab. #FreeTheWriters

2pm

These words were written by Amanuel Asrat, one of 12 writers and journalists from #Eritrea who have been detained without trial for 2022 years for their work. We cannot let their voice be forgotten. TAKE ACTION with us today. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

4pm

TAKE ACTION for the collective case of imprisoned writers/journalists in #Eritrea. Call on the authorities to:
– Reveal the whereabouts and fate of the collective
– Immediately and unconditionally release all those arbitrarily detained and disappeared

#FreeTheWriters

https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

Thursday 28th March

 

10am

Writer, philosopher, academic #FreddyQuezada is being held in #Nicaragua without access to legal representation or being informed of the reasons for his detention. Featured in our 2023-2024 Case List, TAKE ACTION with us, call for Quezada’s release. #FreeTheWriters https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

2pm

Writer, philosopher, academic #FreddyQuezada was arrested at his home in #Nicaragua on 29 November 2023 for his writing critical of the government. He needs our help. TAKE ACTION for Quezada today. #FreeTheWriters: https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

4pm

TAKE ACTION for #FreddyQuezada today. Call on the #Nicaragua authorities to:
-Release him immediately and unconditionally
– Providing him access to adequate health care and regular communication with his family and lawyers

#FreeTheWriters

https://www.pen-international.org/our-campaigns/case-list-2023-2024

 

 

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