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PEN Protesta! Blog #4

Written by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee, PEN International Here is my statement from the PEN Protesta! event in Mexico City, 29 January 2012: The global community of writers witnesses from afar the pain,...

PEN Protesta! Blog #3

Written by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers In Prison Committee, PEN Internationl Saturday 28 Jan Yesterday, we got the official story, from Mexico’s Special Prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General, President of the Senate and four other senators and...

PEN Protesta! Blog #2

Written by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee, PEN International From the garden at Maria Cristina Hotel, Mexico City: we are looking at El Universal, the Mexican newspaper that has run our full page ad,...

PEN Protesta! Blog #1

Written by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Comittee, PEN International. On the plane, to Mexico City from Vancouver: for months, PEN has been putting together a mission to Mexico. For years, PEN has been actively...

The Torture Report

In September 2009 the American Civil Liberties Union began a project to give an account of the use of torture during the Bush administration. Larry Siems, Director of PEN America’s Freedom to Write programme, headed the project. The resulting...