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On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.
“‘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.
Chinese authorities must provide writer and PEN member, Yang Tongyan, with adequate medical treatment after his diagnosis of a brain tumour.
The PEN community are deeply saddened to hear of Liu Xiaobo’s death today.
The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on behalf of the members of PEN Canada.
Authorities must provide PEN member and Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, access to necessary medical care following his diagnosis of liver cancer.