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PEN: Call to Action for Aron Atabek (Kazakhstan)

PEN: Call to Action for Aron Atabek (Kazakhstan)

PEN International is deeply concerned at reports that the imprisoned poet Aron Atabek – who is in ill health – has been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by prison guards. According to the poet’s son, Atabek has suffered regular beatings on the head and neck during his incarceration in Pavlodar prison. There is an absolute prohibition on...
Aron Atabek: My Throat Will Die

Aron Atabek: My Throat Will Die

My Throat Will Die Aron Atabek My throat, unable to speak, will die For the sounds of my homeland. My ancestors’ patter will vanish Like water into sand. I am a storyteller of immortality In Semitic and Etruscan tongues; I am the dust of Turkic dialects Writing in Russian. Many lives’ twisted fates Are lost...