13 August 2003


The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN (WiPC) has released its latest biannual Case List of attacks against writers and journalists around the world, noting that more than 700 attacks occurred in the first six months of 2003.

Drawn from a wide variety of sources, the report provides detailed information on individuals who have been jailed, threatened, killed, physically assaulted or charged. Anyone wishing to take action on an individual mentioned in the Case List should contact PEN American Center or the WiPC headquarters in London for updates on the case and for advice on appeals.

The Case List is available online at http://www.pen.org/freedom/caselist_july2003.docor in print.

Contact: WiPC, 9/10 Charterhouse Buildings, London, EC1M 7AT, United Kingdom; E-mail: intpen@gn.apc.org.

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