PEN Club Français

Le PEN Club français, fondé en 1921, est une association qui promeut la liberté d’expression et de création et qui défend les droits des écrivains, journalistes, éditeurs, traducteurs menacés ou emprisonnés dans le monde du fait de l’expression de leurs idées.

 

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Nos actualités et nos événements

Découvrez les dernières actualités du PEN CLUB Français et International.

Turquie : Décider de procéder de nouveau à l’arrestation d’Ahmet Altan, un acte abject

Ahmet Altan a été de nouveau arrêté le 12 Novembre 2019 En réponse à la décision prise hier par un tribunal d’Istanbul de procéder de nouveau à l’arrestation de l’écrivain et journaliste Ahmet Altan, seulement huit jours après qu’il ait été libéré de prison, Jennifer Clement, Présidente du PEN International, a déclaré : “Dès Juillet 2017, Ahmet Altan a été pris dans les rets de procédures...

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Turkey: Decision to re-arrest Ahmet Altan a despicable act

Ahmet Altan was re-arrested on 12 November 2019 13 November 2019 – In response to an Istanbul court decision yesterday to re-arrest Turkish writer and journalist Ahmet Altan just eight days after he was released from prison, Jennifer Clement, President of PEN International, said: 'Starting in July 2017 Ahmet Altan was put through proceedings marred by violations of his right to a fair trial....

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Russia: groundless charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva should be dropped

Wednesday 6 November 2019 The Russian authorities should drop all charges against Svetlana Prokopyeva, PEN International and PEN Moscow said today, as the journalist is facing a lengthy prison sentence for ‘justifying terrorism’ following comments she made on a radio show. The organisations further call on the Russian authorities to stop harassing and intimidating journalists who are reporting...

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​Cameroon: Release journalist and drop charges

4 November 2019- The Cameroonian authorities should release journalist Paul Chouta immediately and unconditionally and drop the charges against him, PEN International said today. Chouta, a reporter for the news website Cameroon Web, and also the manager of a popular news page on Facebook called Le TGV de l'info, was arrested on 28 May 2019, in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, on...

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Russia: Fair trial must be guaranteed for Memorial historian and human rights activist

Yuri Dmitriev The Russian authorities must uphold Yuri Dmitriev’s right to a fair and impartial trial, PEN International, St Petersburg PEN and PEN Moscow said today, ahead of a verdict expected by the end of the year. Yuri Dmitriev, historian and head of the Karelian branch of the human rights centre Memorial, North-Western Russia, stands accused of sexual abuse of a child and child pornography...

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Gobiernos de Latinoamérica deben respetar la libertad de expresión y la seguridad de periodistas y escritores

Por Alicia Quiñones Londres, 31 de octubre de 2019.- Durante las recientes semanas, en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe se han registrado largas jornadas de protestas, algunas con violencia,  con manifestantes agraviados por una abrumadora cantidad de problemas, como corrupción institucional, fraude electoral, aumento de precios del combustible y la reducción de los...

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Turkey: Drop charges against writer and academic Fikret Başkaya

Turkish writer and academic Fikret Başkaya The Turkish authorities must drop all charges against Fikret Başkaya, PEN International said today, as the prominent writer and academic is facing a lengthy prison sentence on trumped-up terrorism charges. A verdict is expected to be announced at his next trial hearing on 22 November 2019. An internationally renowned writer, academic and human rights...

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A Poetry Memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia

Daphne Caruana Galizia Update - 16 October 2019'It has been two years since Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered outside her home. Days ago, a court in Valleta, a city in which a public memorial to Daphne keeps being torn down by the Maltese authorities, sat through defamation case hearings that continue posthumously against Daphne. One of these cases was by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. I wish...

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Turquie : La peine d’emprisonnement de l’éditeur Nedim Türfent confirmée

Nedim Türfent 10 octobre 2019 - Réagissant à l’information selon laquelle le reporter, rédacteur en chef et poète Nedim Türfent avait vu sa peine de prison confirmée par la Cour de cassation turque le 9 octobre 2019, Salil Tripathi, Président du Comité des Écrivains en Prison du PEN International, a déclaré : “Nous regrettons la décision par laquelle la Cour de cassation turque a confirmé une...

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Spain: Catalan writers Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart sentenced to jail

Spain: Catalan writers Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart sentenced to jail

The sentencing of Catalan writers and civil society leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart to nine years in prison is a shocking outcome and must be overturned, PEN International and PEN Català said today. Yesterday, Spain’s Supreme Court found Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart guilty of sedition through participation in Catalonia’s independence referendum held on 1 October 2017. They were...

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