On August 13, 100 people attended the unveiling ceremony of the Liu Xiaobo Empty Chair Memorial outside Amnesty International Canada’s Ottawa headquarters.
PEN Canada welcome news of Liu Xia’s release from China and commemorate the work of Liu Xiaobo on the first anniversary of his death on July 13, 2017.
“‘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.
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 …
Dominic Ali talks to Jennifer Lanthier, author of “The Stamp Collector”— a picture book Yann Martel described as “a darkly luminous tale about the power of stories and the bonds of empathy they can weave.”
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.