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Case Lists

Protestors gather on the streets of Dhaka after the killing of US blogger Avijit Roy, after he was attacked on his way back from a book fair with his wife in 27 February 2015. Getty Images.

Once a year the PEN International's Writers In Prison Committee produces a case list (covering the previous year) of individuals around the world who are detained or otherwise persecuted for their peaceful political activities or for the practice of their profession.

We are not fighting only for ourselves but for the belief we share that every man, of any race and religion, who holds that men should respect each other and minds should be free.

Storm Jameson First female President of English PEN