Free Expression Daily Digest: Wed., October 14
Gao Yu's appeal delayed yet again, 41 writers return Indian award, and journalists in Afghanistan threaten to boycott the Taliban. More
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“PEN America applauds this bipartisan letter highlighting the egregious attacks on free expression and human rights at the hands of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman...." https://raskin.house.gov/press-releases?ID=419D8E6E-0AA9-445B-A4D5-28615C8986BEExpression (1/2)
While notifying “legacy” verified users their blue checks will be taken away unless they pay $8/month and insisting everyone should be treated equally, @elonmusk is boosting a secret list of users including AOC, Ben Shapiro & Catturd, reports @ZoeSchiffer https://www.platformer.news/p/the-secret-list-of-twitter-vips-getting
Saudi judges face death penalty for being 'too soft' on women's rights activists.
According to @DAWNmenaorg, six renowned Saudi judges and four former justices have been accused of "high treason" and now face the death penalty. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20230324-saudi-judges-face-death-penalty-for-being-too-soft-on-womens-rights-activists/