PEN International expresses grave concern at the arrest and detention of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel, who was charged on 27 February 2017 with incitement to hatred and making propaganda in support of a terrorist organization. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. PEN International fears that Deniz Yücel is being punished for his articles on corruption as well as the ongoing conflict in the predominantly Kurdish Southeast
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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.
Am 10.12.2016 fand in Istanbul in der Nähe des Gefängnisses von Siliviri eine Mahnwache statt. Wolfgang Martin Roth, Vorsitzender des Writers in Prison Komitees des Österreichischen PEN-Clubs, war als Representative for PEN-International in der Türkei.