Dringender Aufruf der Baha’i Gemeinde und der Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker gegen das am 2. Jänner verhängte Todesurteil gegen Herrn Hamed bin Haydara und die Inhaftierung der Baha’i im Jemen! On 2 January 2018, the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana’a, Yemen, sentenced a member of the Baha’i community, Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, to be executed due to his religious beliefs. The judge furthermore ordered the dissolution of all Baha’i Assemblies,
PEN Austria’s Writers-In-Prison Committee voices its deep concern for Alaa Abd el Fattah, Honorary Member of PEN Austria. The Egyptian blogger is imprisoned since 2013 serving a five years sentence for participating in a so called “unauthorized demonstration”. Alaa Abd El Fattah was one of the very first bloggers in Arabic and the first to aggregate blogs coming out of Egypt. He has always worked for freedom of expression whether in his writing or
Petition PEN International: Our PEN International community of writers, readers, activists and publishers condemn the Chinese authority’s sustained and increasing attack on free expression and call for an immediate end to China’s worsening crackdown on fundamental human rights.