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Myanmar: Poet sentenced to 6 months in prison and released

25 May 2016                                                                                         Update #1 to RAN 10/16 PEN welcomes the release of poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha. Maung Saung Kha was arrested on 5 November 2015 on charges of criminal insult (under Article 505 of...

Thailand: British rights activist goes on trial for defamation

16 May 2016                                                                                       Update #1 to RAN 01/16 PEN International calls on the Thai authorities to drop all charges against migrant rights activist Andy Hall ahead of his court hearing on 19 May 2016. Following a Bangkok court’s...