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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 entachées de violations de son droit à un procès...

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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. Then he was wrongfully detained for three gruelling...

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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 on her prosecution. A print and broadcast reporter...

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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 the basis of a defamation complaint filed by a...

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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 regarding his foster daughter, and of illegally...

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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 salarios. En algunas de estas manifestaciones, fuerzas...

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