Mazen Darwish, Syrian activist, journalist and winner of the 2014 PEN Pinter Prize for international writer of courage, was released from prison on Monday, August 10, 2015.

Salman Rushdie, who chose to share the 2014 PEN Pinter Prize with Mazen Darwish, stated:

“I’m delighted by this good news – congratulations to Mazen Darwish and his family, and to English PEN for so energetically, and successfully, highlighting and pursuing his case.”

Click here to read more about his struggle and release.