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China – Hong Kong: Serious Concerns Over Arrest of Media Publisher and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai

China – Hong Kong: Serious Concerns Over Arrest of Media Publisher and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai

By | August 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm

PEN International is concerned by reports that Jimmy Lai, pro-democracy activist and owner of prominent Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily, has been detained with eight others on national security charges. Lai’s arrest, which coincides with raids on his media company, Next Digital, and the arrest of his two sons, marks the latest example of the newly enacted […]

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PEN Condemns Prosecution of Publisher Gui Minhai

PEN Condemns Prosecution of Publisher Gui Minhai

By | February 25, 2020 at 11:26 am

London, February 25, 2020 – The conviction and sentencing of Swedish-Chinese publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of ‘providing intelligence’ abroad appears to be in retaliation for his work as a publisher and in response to international calls for his freedom, said PEN International today, as it called on the Chinese authorities […]

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Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

Liu Xiaobo Memorial Unveiled

By | August 14, 2019 at 11:20 am

On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.

Posted in: Campaigns, News

China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

China: Writer and PEN Member Dies While on Medical Parole

By | November 8, 2017 at 11:29 am

“‘In the beginning, there was the word.’ This was what our dear colleague Yang Tongyan believed. He spent 22 years of his life in prison, and finally he paid with his life to prove the truth of this sentence.

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China: Authorities Must Provide Writer with Adequate Medical Treatment

China: Authorities Must Provide Writer with Adequate Medical Treatment

By | August 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

Chinese authorities must provide writer and PEN member, Yang Tongyan, with adequate medical treatment after his diagnosis of a brain tumour.

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China: Concerns for Well-being of Poet and Artist Liu Xia

China: Concerns for Well-being of Poet and Artist Liu Xia

By | July 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

PEN International is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of Liu Xia, following the death of her husband, Liu Xiaobo.

Posted in: News

Liu Xiaobo: A life like a symphonic poem

Liu Xiaobo: A life like a symphonic poem

By | July 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

Tienchi Martin-Liao reflects on the life and work of her colleague, Liu Xiaobo, who passed away on July 13, 2017 while on medical parole.

Posted in: Blog

Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

Liu Xiaobo: “I have no enemies. . . .”

By | July 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

Marian Botsford Fraser’s recollection of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese poet Liu Xiaobo.

Posted in: Blog

Liu Xiaobo – An Exceptional Life, Always Remembered

Liu Xiaobo – An Exceptional Life, Always Remembered

By | July 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

The PEN community are deeply saddened to hear of Liu Xiaobo’s death today.

Posted in: News

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

Liu Xiaobo: Lover and Poet

By | July 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Liu Xiaobo who is suddenly ‘free’ isn’t free at all; but let us celebrate this great man’s greater, more lasting freedom, so terribly earned: to be back in the arms of his beloved.

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