“Also: Monday, March 21 will be World Poetry Day. To mark this day, PEN International plans to campaign on behalf of Fayadh[.]”
“At noon [on Sunday], a force of over 10 security personnel stormed the social media marketing company where Gawish works and arrested him, confiscating his laptop and other computers owned by the organization[.]”
“Siyah petrol kürleri
Ve sağaltıyor kusarak kurtulamadığın şeyi.”
Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji and Editor Tarek al-Taher Will Go Back to Court in ‘Public Morals’ Case
As Naji wrote on Facebook: We’ll start again from scratch and reinvent the wheel in order to explain what’s creative freedom and what’s literature again.
Novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji, author of The Use of Life, and Akhbar al-Adab editor Tarek al-Taher were both acquitted on Saturday of charges of “harming public morality.”
“Hashem believes that the trigger for the raid was a book launch scheduled for Monday evening, Ashraf Abdel Shafy’s ‘Vodka.'”
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information yesterday condemned the detention of Omani poet and TV producer Nasser Al-Badri.
“The trial was adjourned until January 2 for a final verdict.”
“For five years, editors of the Beirut-based magazine kept fairly quiet about their legal troubles.”
Naje and Akhbar al-Adab chief editor Tarek al-Taher were referred to a criminal court because of the chapter’s “obscene sexual content.”
The reason given by Egypt’s finance ministry was that the book was “instigating revolt.”
On February 27 in London, poets from around the world will gather in support of imprisoned Qatari poet Mohammad al-Ajami, who is currently serving a 15-year sentence for his work.