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China: End Forced Disappearances of Writers and Publishers

China: End Forced Disappearances of Writers and Publishers

By | January 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Since November 2015, five Chinese writers, publishers and booksellers have disappeared in China and Thailand.

Posted in: News

China: Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

China: Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

By | December 8, 2015 at 8:00 am

Seven years after his arrest PEN writers urge China to release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo and wife Liu Xia, who has been under an illegal house arrest for more than five years.

Posted in: News

China: Concerns for health of veteran journalist Gao Yu

China: Concerns for health of veteran journalist Gao Yu

By | August 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

PEN Canada joins PEN International in expressing fears for the deteriorating health of veteran journalist Gao Yu, who is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for ‘leaking state secrets abroad.’

Posted in: Campaigns

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

Life Sentence for Uighur Writer Ilham Tohti

By | September 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

The Urumqi People’s Intermediate Court found Tohti guilty of “separatism” after a two-day trial that ended last week and sentenced him to life imprisonment and confiscation of all his property.

Posted in: Campaigns

Tiananmen, 25 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

Tiananmen, 25 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

By | June 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

Charlie Foran argues that the Tiananmen crackdown on June 4, 1989 has had much more influence outside of China than within. Alan Chin shares historical photos of Tiananmen Square.

Posted in: Blog

Tiananmen, 25 Years Later: What I Saw

Tiananmen, 25 Years Later: What I Saw

By | June 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Writer Sheng Xue shares a harrowing account of what it was like to be there. Photographer Alan Chin shares his archive photographs.

Posted in: Blog

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

From the Archives: Liu Xiaobo wins 2012 One Humanity Award

By | October 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

In this video, former PEN Canada president Charles Foran presents the award to Liu Xiaobo. We had hoped to get his reaction but we were unable to make contact with him in prison. Activist and former national president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Gloria Fung accepted the award on his behalf and gave this speech: […]

Posted in: Archives, Videos

Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

Honorary Member Shi Tao released from prison

By | September 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

PEN International is delighted to announce the news that Shi Tao, poet, journalist and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) has been released 15 months before the end of his 10-year sentence.

Posted in: News

Liu Hui Receives 11-year Prison Sentence

Liu Hui Receives 11-year Prison Sentence

By | June 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

On June 9, 2013 Liu Hui, brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was fined 20,000 yuan for fraud and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Posted in: News

Ten Million Troublesome Characters

Ten Million Troublesome Characters

By | May 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

Liu Xiaobo, who tried hard to save imprisoned writers, is now imprisoned himself. As for myself, I almost lost my life after experiencing torture. I was forced to leave my home country and come here to continue writing.

Posted in: Blog

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