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TURKEY: Monthly “301” Action – 19 November 2007

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 19 November 2007

Kurdish language in the Iranian legal framework

 

Abdoulmajid Hakki - 19 November 2007

 

PUBLIC  AI Index: MDE 13/133/2007, Adnan Hassanpour, Mansour Tayfouri, Abdolwahed Butimar

 

ai - 16 November 2007

7th International PEN Writers in Prison Committee Conference 4-6 April 2008 – Glasgow

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 16 November 2007

Iranian Kurdish journalist Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand detained; reports of ill treatment

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 15 November 2007

Pleading for writer Adnan Hassanpour

  Lucina Kathmann, 15.11.2007

Jailed writer Mr. Mohammed Sadiq Kabudvand

  Lucina Kathmann, 15.11.2007

Death sentence against Iranian Kurdish journalist Adnan Hassanpour upheld by Supreme Court

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 14 November 2007

International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer 15 November 2007

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 14 November 2007

The letter of Peace Committee of International PEN to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

Writers for Peace Committee -14 November 2007

The Letter of the PEN Centre of German-Speaking Writers Abroad to Kurdish PEN Centre

  14 November 2007

Adnan Hassanpour must be free unconditionally. The new unproven evidence against him can not be admissible so late, hence he is not guilty based on the universal "Double Jeopardy" legal clause

 

By Steve Tataii, 12.11.2007

An Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind: STOP TURKEY ATTACKING IRAQ

 

12.11.2007

 

INTERNATIONAL PEN WRITERS IN PRISON COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN: DEFAMATION AND ‘INSULT’: WRITERS REACT

 

Writers in Prison Committee - 07 November 2007

Request for comments on PEN communications strategy

Writers in Prison Committee - 31 October 2007

IRAN:Leading journalist and human rights defender Emadeddin Baqi detained; fears of ill treatment

Writers in Prison Committee - 31 October 2007

IRAN:  Economic journalist Ali Farahbakhsh released on ‘conditional bail’

Writers in Prison Committee - 31 October 2007

Cartoon

 

Diko, 29.10.2007

 
Condolences

 

Kurdish PEN Centre, 22.10.2007

 
PKK Rebels already back in Turkey since October 12, 07

 

By Steve Tataii, 12.10.2007

TURKEY: PEN Protests Sentences under Article 301 - Correction

 An alert issued on 11 October 2007 on convictions under Article 301, referred to the case of Ragip Zarakolu, currently on trial under the same law. Please note that the book for which Zarakolu is being prosecuted is George Jerjian’s History Will Set us Free /Turkish-Armenian Conciliation. The next hearing is set for 5 December 2007.

 For further details contact Sara Whyatt at the Writers in Prison Committee London Office: Brownlow House, 50/51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6ER UK Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7405 0338  Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7405 0339  e-mail: wipc@internationalpen.org.uk

Writers in Prison Committee - 12 October 2007

TURKEY: PEN Protests Sentences under Article 301

Writers in Prison Committee - 12 October 2007

DAY OF THE IMPRISONED WRITER: 15 NOVEMBER 2007

Writers in Prison Committee - 09 October 2007

Adnan Hassanpour and Hiwa Boutimar Are in the middle from world Day against the death penalty

 

Dr. Ali KILIC

PRELIMINARY INVITATION 7TH INTERNATIONAL WRITERS IN PRISON COMMITTEE CONFERENCE  Glasgow, Scotland

Writers in Prison Committee - 28 September 2007

CUTTHROAT LITERARY CONTESTS
Joy Harjo Poetry Prize
and the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize.  Our postmark deadline is Oct. 10th.  We are interested in publishing a diversity of writers, and we publish a lot of political poetry

 
 

Kemalism is Cesaro Papism no Secularist Although their self proclaim

 

by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

Literature and the sublime

 

Shawket Mela Ismail Hassan, 24.09.2007

TURKEY: Monthly “301” Action – 19 September 2007

07_09_10_Joint_statement_turkey_abolition_of_article_301.pdf

International PEN - September 2007

Ilisu: The giant hydroelectric power plant is set to start operating by 2014

 

Sissy Danninger, 18.09.2007

TURKEY Joint Action (International PEN, ARTICLE 19 and IPA call for abolition of Article 301)

 

International PEN - September 2007

INTERNATIONAL PEN VACANCY

 

International PEN - September 2007

IRAN: Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari (f) released on bail; Kian Tajbakhsh still detained

 

International PEN - September 2007

International PEN Writers in Prison Committee Half Year Case List - January-June 2007

 

International PEN – Writers in Prison Committee, September 2007

Kurdistan My Identity, Hawre Qendil

Hunger strike of Kurdish journalists Adnan Hasanpour and Hiwa Boutimar

 

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan - International Relations, 21.08.2007

Massacre of Yezidi Kurds

 

The Kurdish National Congress of North America, 20.08.2007

 

With the deepest and greatest sorrow we received the regretful news of Mr. Bahaldin Adab’s passing

 

Azad Moradian, Chair of Kurdish American Committee for Democracy in Iran, 20.08.2007

The Statement Of Kurdish PEN Centre On The Recent Mass Killing In Shengal

 

Kurdish PEN Centre, 16.08.2007

Urgent Request for Action from the International President, International Secretary, and International Chair of International PEN  - Death sentence in Iran

 

International PEN - 10.08.2007

A deep shock to International PEN

Hilde Keteleer On behalf of the Writers in prison Committee Flanders

International PEN – Writers in Prison Committee, 10.08.2007

Czech court acquits Kurdish physician Uzunoglu 

 

  06.08.2007

 

IRAN: Death sentence against Iranian Kurdish journalist Adnan Hassanpour confirmed

 

International PEN – Writers in Prison Committee, 03.08.2007

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT OF BOOK PUBLISHING IN KURDISH LANGUAGE IN TURKEY

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT OF BOOK PUBLISHING IN KURDISH LANGUAGE IN SYRIA

  02.08.2007

 

We are concerned about an apparent pattern of problems for Iranian Kurdish journalists and writers

  Lucina Kathmann, 01.08.2007

Resolutions passed at the Assembly of Delegates of International PEN meeting at its 73rd Congress in Dakar, Senegal, 4-11 July 2007

 

International PEN – Writers in Prison Committee, 31.07.2007

International Congress, Dakar, July 2007 – Press Release and Resolutions

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 31.07.2007

IRAN: Iranian Kurdish journalist Adnan Hassanpour sentenced to death

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 31.07.2007

Wife of Kurdish Journalist On death-Row Speaks

  30.07.2007

 

The Situation of Women in General and Women Writers in Particular in Kurdistan

 

By Berivan Dosky, 27.07.2007

Adnan Hassnpour, and Hiwa Botimar must be freed now

 

By Steve Tataii, 25.07.2007

List over the Iranian Kurdish refugees at the Iraqi-Jordanian borders

 

Shamzin JIHANI, 25.07.2007

Leyla Zana for President of Turkey can speed up EU membership

 

By Steve Tataii, 24.07.2007

Turkey's Suicide amass may lead to a possible mess in a stone age war culture

 

By Steve Tataii, 17.07.2007

Appeal to the International and German Public to intervene against the Detention in Germany of the Kurdish Writer Mr. Haydar Isik

 

Kurdish PEN Centre, 10.07.2007

 

By Steve Tataii, 29.06.2007

Kurdish PEN Centre’s Appeal concerning Firing of Mr. Abdullah Demirbaş, the Mayor of Sur Municipality, Diyarbakir

 

Kurdish PEN Centre, 26.06.2007

TURKEY: Monthly “301” Action – 19 June 2007 (Update)

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 19.06.2007

The tragic fate of the Iranian Kurdish refugees between the Iraqi-Jordanian borders

 

Shamzin JIHANI, 14.06.2007

Insult Laws in Europe – a Silent Threat:  5th Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 14.06.2007

TURKEY: Monthly “301” Action – 19 June 2007

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 14.06.2007

IRAN:  Imprisoned economic journalist Ali Farahbakhsh seriously ill

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 13.06.2007

IPWWC News Network May 2007

 

 

IPWWC, 11.06.2007

IRAN: Two prominent Iranian-American academics detained under national security laws; fears of ill-treatment

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 06.06.2007

Ilisu: Austrian delegate of the Greens back from on site-inspection

 

Sissy Danninger, 06.06.2007

Report on the Kurdish PEN Centre Conference in the Klausenhof Academy, Germany, 1st-3rd June, 2007

Dr. Zorab Aloian

Amnesty International report about Syria 2007

 

ai , 04.06.2007

The Kurdish PEN Centre wishes Children of the World Peaceful and Joyful Childhood

 

by Anwar Mohamad Ahmad, 31.05.2007

IRAN: Iranian Kurdish journalist Kaveh Javanmard sentenced to two years in prison

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 31.05.2007

Proscriptive measure against Kurdish Parties

 

Daily Star ( a Lebanese journal) , 29.05.2007

 
Nearly 2000 affected people demonstrated to Hasankeyf against the planned Ilisu dam

 

Diren Özkan (Tel: 0090-5358977666) and Ercan Ayboga , 20.05.2007

 

A number of PEN Centres are staging monthly actions calling for the abolition of Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (Insult to the state) on and around 19th of each month, marking the day of the murder of Hrant Dink

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 21.05.2007

Refugees of a short-lived dream

 

By Sami Michael, 14.05.2007

INTERNATIONAL PEN WRITERS IN PRISON COMMITTEE CRIMINAL DEFAMATION AND INSULT CAMPAIGN NEWSLETTER 

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 11.05.2007

TURKEY: Trial Against Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Ends with Acquittal

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 10.05.2007

Azerbaijan: Writer Rafiq Tagi and Newspaper Editor Samir Sadagatoglu Served Heavy Sentences for “inciting religious hatred”

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 10.05.2007

Ilisu: Austrian, German and Swiss governments gave „Green light“

 

Sissy Danninger, 07.05.2007

NGO’s Global Campaign for the Return of Varosha (Famagusta)

 

Stella Charalambous, Kurdish PEN Centre, 07.05.2007

 
Czech court convicts Kurd of German nationality of crimes not committed

 

Sissy Danninger, 07.05.2007

IRAN: Prominent women writers and journalists amongst six women’s rights activists to receive lengthy prison terms

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 03.05.2007

Advance Notice - 7th International Writers in Prison Committee Conference 2008

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 27.04.2007

ELECTION FOR CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEN WRITERS IN PRISON COMMMITTEE

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 24.04.2007

Turkey: Murders of three people at Christian Publishing House

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 19.04.2007

CALL BY 247 INTELLECTUALS FOR APRIL 13 TRIAL

 

05.04.2007 

 

Municipal Services and Local Governments in the Light of Multilingualism 

Intense legal and administrative pressure on Sur Municipality and Mayor Abdullah Demirbas!

 

Abdullah DEMIRBAŞ, 05.04.2007

 

Persecution of languages, Compromising humanity

 

Berivan Dosky, 04.04.2007

Kurdish language: Authors create a new language

 

Sedat YURTDAŞ, 02.04.2007

 

Re: Turkey 301 Appeal

 

Message from WiPC Chair, Karin Clark , 02.04.2007

Turkey: Update – Agos Trials Continue

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 02.04.2007

IRAN: Iranian Kurdish journalist Kaveh Javanmard detained; fears of ill treatment

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 29.03.2007

Kurdish PEN Centre condemns anti-Kurdish actions in California

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

IRAN: Author, translator and barrister Nasser Zarafshan released

 

Writers in Prison Committee, 26.03.2007

FROM THE PLATFORM OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED JOURNALISTS TO THE PRESS and THE PUBLIC OPINION

 

Platform of Solidarity with the Arrested Journalists (TGDP), : tutuklugazeteciler@mynet.com , 26.03.2007

 

IRAN:  Economic journalist Ali Farahbakhsh detained; health concerns

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Close, Yet Remote Chance for a Peaceful Resolution of the Kurdish Conflict

 

By Ana Villellas

 

SOMALILAND: Three journalists given prison sentences in connection with allegations of corruption by President

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Kurdistan Immigrant Center to Help Kurdish Community Abroad

 

 

 

Deadline for Resolutions to be presented to the Assembly of Delegates, 73rd International PEN Congress 2007, Senegal , 4-11 July 2007

 

Writers in Prison Committee

The Kurdish PEN Centre sends its Warmest Greetings to the Women Writers Worldwide

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

The ‘Kurdistani’ question

 

By Dr Rebwar Fatah

 

International PEN Writers in Prison Committee 8 March 2007 – International Women’s Day

 

Writers in Prison Committee

IRAN: Iranian Kurdish journalist Adnan Hassanpour detained; fears of ill treatment

 

Writers in Prison Committee

International PEN Writers in Prison Committee Newsletter No. 32

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Commemorating Hrant Dink – 28 February 2007 – Update 2

Hrant Dink Commemoration

Hrant Dink Commemoration – Appendix 1

 

Writers in Prison Committee

UA 39/07 Fear of torture or ill treatment/ arbitrary arrest:IRAN Adnan Hassanpour (m), journalist

PUBLIC AI Index: MDE 13/017/2007

 

IRAN: Iranian Kurdish journalist, human rights activist and Kurdish PEN member Sherko Jihani released; still facing charges.

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Writers in Prison Committee Caselist – July to December 2006 – Now Available

Caselist in PDF-Format

Writers in Prison Committee

Murder of Hrant Dink Leads to Renewed Calls for Repeal Article 301 of the Penal Code

 

Writers in Prison Committee

The Last Article of Hrant Dink

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Murder of Hrant Dink – strategy

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Dink’s Death and "The Pigeon-like Unease of My Inner Spirit"

 

Dr. Ali KILIC

 

PEN Statement on the Murder of Hrant Dink in Turkey

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Petition to Free Kurdish journalist and filmmaker Shirko Jahani

Dear friends, according to a website Persian, on Thursday, 14th December, there have been a demonstration in the Iranian Kurdish city of Senendedj. The hundreds of students of the local Azad University demanded the release of Mr. Shirko Jihani and other political prisoners in Iran. For more info in Persian about this demonstration: http://www.peshmergekan.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1166204626&archive=&start_from=&ucat=4& 

Yours very sincerely, Zorab Aloian  

Kurdish PEN Centre, 16.12.2006

Urgent Appeal concerning the Kurdish PEN Centre member Mr. Shirko Jihani who is being detained in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Kurdish PEN Centre

IT WAS AN EVENING ...

Dr. Zorab Aloian

SEASONS GREETINGS CARD ADDRESS LIST

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Background Report on the Insult Trials in Turkey

 

By Maureen Freely

 

TURKEY ACTION - IMMINENT AMENDMENT/REPEAL OF ARTICLE 301

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Urgent Appeal concerning the Kurdish writer Mr. Dursun Ali Kücük who is being imprisoned in Georgia while suffering tuberculosis

Dr. Zaradachet Hajo, President, Kurdish PEN Centre

Mehmed Shahin, Head, WiPC, Kurdish PEN Centre

 
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashwili and His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gela Bejuashvili

Lucina kathmann

 

Urgent Appeal concerning the Kurdish writer Mr. Dursun Ali Kücük who is being imprisoned in Georgia while suffering tuberculosis

Kurdish PEN Centre

News from Ekbal Baraka in Egypt

WWC of International P.E.N

 

Kurdish Linguistic Rights Report, 2006

Dr. Zorab Aloian

 

The Kurdish PEN Centre congratulates the Turkish Writer Orhan Pamuk with his Nobel Prize Award for Literature

Kurdish PEN Centre

To the family, friends, colleagues and publishers of Anna Politkovskaïa

 

Slovene PEN Centre

 

International PEN congratulates Orhan Pamuk on being awarded the Nobel Prize - 12 October 2005

 

International PEN, info@internationalpen.org.uk

The cultural situation of the Kurds

Report: Committee on Culture, Science and Education Rapporteur: Lord Russell-Johnston, United Kingdom, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

 

Kurmanji Should Live

 

Xemgine Welat  xemgine_welat@hotmail.com

 

Platform of Solidarity with Detained Journalists (TGDP): 5 journalists under custody have been detained in Turkey

 

TGDP Spokesman Necati Abay, tutuklugazeteciler@mynet.com

 

NO KURDISH STORIES ALLOWED AT ALL

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

Kurdish PEN Centre comments on Saddam Hussein’s Trial for his Anfal Campaign

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

Turkey: Trial of Author Elif Shafak Set for 21 September 2006

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Turkey: Writer Perihan Magden Acquitted

 

Writers in Prison Committee

To the Presidents and Secretaries of all Centres

 

INTERNATIONAL P.E.N

Turkey: President Necdet Sezer Approves Amendments to the Anti Terror Law

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Kurdish PEN Centre wrote to PEN of India

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

Turkey: Editor Hrant Dink Sentence under Article 301 upheld

 

Writers in Prison Committee

UNICEF urges Turkey to teach in Kurdish

 

ISTANBUL / 9 July 2006 / by Emma Ross-Thomas

 

Turkey: Author Elif Shafak , her Publisher and Translator Facing Trial

 

Writers in Prison Committee

Roya Toloui Ordeal-Kurdistan-Iran

 

By Dr Showan Khurshid 

 

Turkey: Writer Perihan Magden On Trial for Supporting Conscientious Objector

Writers in Prison Committee - London Office

Child Abuse - Mullah Style

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Telegraph.co.uk - By Philip Sherwell

Roya Tolouee and her son Nima

Dissident tells of assaults and threats against children during 66 days in jail run by Iran's clerical regime

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Kurdish PEN Centre congratulates the Montenegrin PEN Centre and the People of Montenegro

Kurdish PEN Centre

Statement of the Kurdish PEN Centre concerning the political attack on Mr. Giyasettin Sayan

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

An Appeal to the International Community

 

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

Meeting between two Centres of International PEN

from 27.04 to 28.04.2006

in Prague - Czech Republic

Czech PEN Centre

Kurdish PEN Centre

 

6th Congress of Kurdish PEN Centre

from 21.04 to 23.04.2006

in Leipzig - Germany

Jugendherberge Leipzig

Volksgartenstr. 24

04347 Leipzig  

Program

 

Letter to the Conference about the Situation of the Kurds in East-Kurdistan(Iran)

 

Dr. Roya Tiloui

 
Dear friends,
 
We are happy and greatful for the warm words you have just passed on towards our Country. 
 
We - as yourself - believe in diversity and open discussions, and we suggests that any dispute should be
solved by open debate, or if necessary - by the Court.  Never by threats and violence.
 
Thank you.
 
Best wishes
 
Mille Rode
secretary of Danish PEN
 

Kurdish PEN Centre on the Cartoon Controversy

 

Kurdish PEN Centre

Stories in Turkish from banned Kurdish

 

FERID DEMIREL

 

Statement of Mr. Ahmet Önal Editor of “PERI” Publishing House for Press and Public Opinion

 

Translated by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

Special Letter to President of USA Mr George W. Bush
 

Sarfaraz NAKSHABANDY

 
Authors Sala - Reading, Dez. 9,2005, Friday, Posada San Fransisco

 

 
International PEN Remembers Nigerian Author, Ken Saro Wiwa on the 10th Anniversary of his Execution and Commemorates all Writers Still Under Attack World Wide
(Canadian-PEN-Letter for downlaoding as Word.doc)
 
WiPC of International P.E.N
OBSERVATIONS SUR LES ACTIVITES SCIENTIFIQUES EN FRANCE ET EN EUROPE (French)
 
 
Evin Çiçek
 
Writer and women's rights activist Dr. Roya Toloui (f) released on bail 
 
 
WiPC of International P.E.N
… And Down Will Come Baby, Cradle and All: Snapshots from Bishkek and the Central Asian Women Writer's Conference June 24-28, 2005

 

by Ren Powell

 
International PEN Women Writers Conference "Women and Censorhip" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 2005

 

Kristin T. Schnider – "A Few Thoughts"

 
A letter to Mr Josep Borrell(president of EU-Parliament) concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)
 
A letter to His Excellency King Abdallah(Jordan) concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

A letter to His Excellency King Mohammed VI (Maroco) concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

A letter to Presindent Jacques Chirac concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

A letter to Mr Kofi Hannan concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

A letter to Ms Nicole Borvo concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

A letter to Ms Marie Georges Buffet concerning the case of  Ms. Roya Toloui(French)

 
Ms Evîn Çîçek and Dr. Ali Kiliç
 
The writers present at the 8th OHRID P.E.N. CONFERENCE arrogate freedom for Ms. Roya Toloui

 

 
Vice-President of International P.E.N Ms. Lucina Kathmann wrote once more to President of Iran and give support for Ms. Roya Tilooi.

 

 
President of International P.E.N Mr. Jiri Grusa, General Secretary Ms. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman and Chair, Writers in Prison Committee Ms. Karin Clark give support for Ms. Roya Tilooi.

 

 
Situation of Ms. Roya Tilooi - Letter from Iran

07.09.2005

 
Support for Ms. Roya Tilooi from IPWWW of International P.E.N

 

 
Support for Ms. Roya Tilooi from WiPC of International P.E.N

 

 
Support for Ms. Roya Tilooi and other prisoner from English P.E.N. Center

A Letter to Leader of the Islamic Republic his Excellency Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei

A Letter to Head of the Judiciary his Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi

A Letter to
his Excellency Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
 
Support for Ms. Roya Tilooi from Montenegrin P.E.N. Center

 

 
Freedom for our member and a women’s rights activist Dr. Roya Tilooi (word.doc)

Kurdish PEN Centre

Kurdish Politicians Sentenced for Speaking Kurdish

 

 
RESPECT SHOULD BE SHOWN TO THE GRIEF OF THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE  

 

 
Racist Turkish Book Given Out For Free In Amed, Northern Kurdistan
 
 
 
71st World Congress of Writers Opens in Bled

 

 
Destination Kurdistan

by Lucina Kathmann

 
Racist Turkish book given out for free in Diyarbakir

TURKEY TODAY

 
Who saw me

by Dr. Zorab Aloian co-translated by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

 
Two Poems of Sey Qajî from Dêrsîm

by Dr. Zorab Aloian and Munzur Çem

 

The Children of Angel Peacock - religion and story of the Kurdish Yezidi

by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

The Popular High School of Bremen organises Kurdish Literary Evening  

by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany

 

An Appeal to the Turkish Government concerning the Plight of Mr. Ayaz Koshyawashan

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 09.05.2005

The Yearning of Freedom in the Poems of Antonio Machado and Hasan Kaya

by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

The Statement of the Kurdish PEN Centre

 

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 09.04.2005

International P.E.N.
Diyarbakir PEN Seminar on Cultural Diversity
 
Diyarbakir, Turkey
 
20 – 25th March 2005
 

PROGRAMME(pdf)

Participants(pdf)

Press Statement(pdf)

PROGRAMME(html)

Participants(html)

Press Statement(html)

Newroz Celebration (Joanne Leedom-Ackerman)

Speech of International P.E.N. Secretary (Joanne Leedom-Ackerman)

The honor of the word is the honor of man... (Memed Uzun)

Greeting Message (Mr. Moris Fehri)

Minority Rights for Turkomans, Assyrians and Armenians in Iraqi Kurdistan (Abdulrehman Nakshbandy)

Review of Kurdish Philology (Professor Ezadin Mustafa Rasool)

The Swedish Mother Tongue Tuition Model And Its Application For Kurdish (Haydar D iljen)

Not Word for Word but Meaning for Meaning (Husên Düzen)

Dialogue or Monologue? (Feride Çiçekoğlu)

Endangered linguistic and cultural diversities and endangered biodiversity – the role of educational linguistic human rights in diversity maintenance (Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas)

Two official languages, one nation: Languages for official, national and international communication (Professor Robert Phillipson)

 

FINAL REPORT

Concluding Remarks (Terry Carlbom)

 

 

News from the Kurdish PEN Centre

 

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 16.03.2005

The Statement of the Kurdish PEN Centre
on the Occasion of the International Women’s Day

 

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 08.03.2005

Appeal from Dutch foundation Lancelot to Turkish governmental authorities

 

28.02.2005

 

Kurdish Journalist is Sentenced in Iran

 

15.01.2005

 

The Beauty

Moustafa Rechid

translated by Dr. Zorab Aloian

 

Ragip Zarakolu becomes the Honorary Member of the Kurdish PEN Centre

 

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 13.01.2005

Best Wishes for New Year 2005

 

 

Ars poética- and poetic cries of Evin Çiçek

 

Dr. Ali KILIC

 

A Heroic Song hung upon the Gallows

Hasan Kaya

Translated by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany, 29.12.2004

 

Creative writing for Kurds in SOAS

by Choman Hardi, 23 December 2004 

 

LISTEN

Written by Stef de Niet, In Sarajevo, 15 December 2002 

 

Kurdish PEN Centre and Human Rights in Modern Kurdish Literature

Dr. Zorab Aloian, Kurdish PEN Centre, Bremen, 16th December, 2004

Choman Hardi’s first collection of poetry in English

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

The Kurdish PEN Centre and its Women Writers’ Committee received a painful news about the death of Fatou Ndiaye Sow, a founding member or IPWWC and an active member of the PEN International. Her devotion to the women’s rights in general and the needs of women writers in particular were especially appreciated by the writers from predominantly Muslim nations, who want to put an end to the wrong-grounded policy of social discrimination. The Kurdish PEN Centre will miss Fatou Ndiaye Sow as a charming woman and as a source of inspiration to Kurdish women writers who fight for their rightful place in the Kurdish society and the acknowledgment of their cultural and national rights worldwide. We send our condolences to the family of Fatou Ndiaye Sow.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Dr. Zaradachet Hajo, President, Kurdish PEN Centre                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Hîvî Berwarî, Women Writers’ Committee, Kurdish PEN Centre                                                             
 

A History of Kurdish Children's Literature

by Mrs. Serfiraz Neqishbendi, translated by Dr. Zorab Aloian

 

“Of the People, by the People and for the People”

 
Presentation by Lucina Kathmann

“The Art of Citizenship” Program, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago

October 17, 2004

 

The former secretary of PEN International Terry Carlbom: “We attach a great importance to Diyarbekir Seminar”

SALIHÊ KEVIRBIRÎ / DİYARBAKİR, salihkevirbiri@hotmail.com 

 

Message to Leyla Zana
by Joan Corominas i portella

translated from Catalonian by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

 

The Yezidi Cultural Forum in Oldenburg, Germany, organises a Fund-Raising Concert for the Kurdish PEN Centre

Dr. Zorab Aloian, Kurdish PEN Centre, Bremen-Homburg, 16th October, 2004

 

Zana Requests Constitutional Support of Kurdish Self-Expression

Kurdish activist Leyla Zana finally received the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for human rights Wednesday after being released in June from a decade in Turkish detention.

Germany, 15.10.2004

 

Concept Program

Turkish and Kurdish Literature at Literair Theater Branoul

12 december 2004

 

THEY ALSO KILLED POETS

by Ragip Zarakolu, Turkish PEN Centre, 10.09.2004

 

Yezidi Endogamy

by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja, 29.07.2004

Statement of the Kurdish Teachers’ Union in Europe (YMK) 

concerning the legal case against EGITIM-SEN Trade Union

Translated by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany, 9.7.2004

 

Esteemed ladies and gentlemen!
I may only say to all the members of the Kurdish PEN
Centre: thanks a lot!
To be a Honorary Member of the Kurdish PEN Centre is a
great honor and a great duty - towards the Kurdish
People and Kurdish Culture.
I shall do my best to work with you.

Yours faithfully,

Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

 
Comments of Dr. Zorab Aloian on Ricardo Gustavo Espeja’s Studies

El-Sheij Adi Bin Musafiry la redención de Lucifer

IT ‘S POSSIBLE A PRIMORDIAL TRADITION IN MYSTIC ?

DRUNKENESS

Declaración del Centro Kurdo del PEN  con respecto a la libertad de Leyla Zana

by Ricardo Gustavo Espeja

Should Saddam Hussein be tried in South Kurdistan?

by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany, 5.7.2004

 
 
Approach of other PEN Centres concerning the release of Leyla Zana
 

Statement of the Kurdish PEN Centre 

concerning the release of Leyla Zana

20 June, 2004

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

Peace: The Lonely Wonderer

by Berivan Dosky, London

Basic issues versus current (dis)advantages

by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany

 
Sense of Frustration

by Dr. Zorab Aloian, Bremen, Germany

 
The Plight of the Kurds in South-West (Syrian) Kurdistan

by Moustafa Rechid, 18.05.2004

 

Public meeting, Tuesday, 18 May, 7pm

End the repression of Kurds in Syria

Hosted by Lord Rea
Committee Room 4
House of Lords, Westminster

(nearest station: Westminster)

Speakers include
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Moustafa Rechid, Kurdish writer from Syria and Vice-President Kurdish PEN
Kerim Yildiz
Director Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP)
Aziz Othman
Kurdish Cultural Association  of Syria
Ghaleb Semo and Bachar Al Issa
representatives of the Syrian Kurdish community in France
Richard McKane
Writers in Prison Committee, International PEN
Hywel Williams MP
Hugo Charlton Chair of the Green Party

Amnesty International
invited

>>>>>>>
 

The Kurds Don’t Come from Anyplace!

Report of meeting with Vice Consul of Turkey in Chicago, Ms. Lale Agusman

 April 16, 2004

by Lucina Kathmann

 
Very best wishes for Newroz 2004 to my Kurdish friends!

With highest hopes for a wonderful future for Kurdish people and Kurdish literature and everything Kurdish.

Love from Lucina Kathman

 
The old man and the fire

by Dr. Kamal Mirawdeli

 

Kurdish Rights and Oppression

Statement of the Kurdish PEN Centre

Bremen, 14 March, 2004

 

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

Our Member Marwan Osman is free

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS

WRITERS’ PETITION: SYRIA 

Over 200 writers sign a petition calling for the release of writer 

Marwan Osman

 

 

WRITERS’ PETITION: SYRIA 

Over 200 writers sign a petition calling for the release of writer 

Marwan Osman

 

Condolences presented to the Kurdish PEN Centre

with regard to the Late Mehdi Khoshnaw

and other Victims of the Arbil Blast (01.02.2004) 

 

1) Mrs. Lucina Kathmann, Vice-President, PEN International

2) The Swiss PEN Centre

3) The South African PEN Centre

4) The Columbian PEN Centre

5) Mrs. Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

6 ) The English PEN Centre

 

 

To Lucina Kathmann

Hêvî Berwarî, This poem is written by Hêvî Berwarî (Berlin, 01.12.2003) and dedicated to our friend Lucina Kathmann.

 

The Kurdish PEN Centre mourns the Victims of Arbil Blast

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

The Position of the Kurdish PEN Centre concerning the Trial against Mr. Ragip Zarakolu

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre

Georgian President refers to the Kurds

by Dr. Zorab Aloian

 
THE ARMENIAN ORIGIN MASTER DENGBÊJ
 
English PEN supports our member Marwan Osman
 
On Peaceful Expression of Kurdish Linguistic Identity by Children in Syria
 
IT WASN’T SADDAM ALONE THAT FELL 
 

For Public Opinion

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre comments on the Iraq War

Kurdish P.E.N. Centre, 04.April, 2003

Leyla Zana (Lucina Kathmann)
 
Addressing the UN and the Kurdish Writers on the Eve of War (Lucina Kathmann)
 

The Speech of Dr. Zaradachet Hajo, President of the Kurdish PEN Center

 

The Speech of Mrs. Lucina Kathmann, Deputy Secretary of the PEN International

 
Address at the Congress of Kurdish PEN, Terry Carlbom, International Secretary
 
Report from the Congress of the Kurdish PEN Centre, Terry Carlbom, International Secretary
 
The Translation and Linguistic Rigths Committee (Dr. Dr. Zurab Aloian)
 
Kurdish Literature in Europe (Moustafa Rechid)
 
A Glimpse on the Kurdish Literature in the former Soviet Union (Eskere Boyik)
 
Literary Situation in South (Iraqi) Kurdistan (Pir Khidir Suleyman)
 
Greetings by the Kurdish Writers from South-West (Syrian) Kurdistan
 
Turkish journal asks kurdish PEN
 
An Open Letter to the President and Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran
 
An Open Letter to the President of the Syrian Arab Republic Dr. Bashar al-Assad