Sabri was astonished to see the young woman absently smiling in the pouring rain as she passed through the gate and touched, almost caressed, the trunk of the withered… More
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🧵“The FSB’s arrest of @evangershkovich for ‘espionage’ is a shameless move to prosecute him for his reporting on the Wagner group, Russia's war against Ukraine and other topics Russian officials would rather bury,” said Polina Sadovskaya, Eurasia director at @PENAmerica.
"Amy was busy at her job in the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri, when the officer strode through her open doorway... Someone had called the police department and reported that she had been giving pornography to children, a criminal offense in Missouri." https://www.codastory.com/rewriting-history/missouri-libraries-book-ban/
Thank you @pen_southafrica for standing in solidarity with Chinese poet Zhang Guiqi and paying tribute to him on the Empty Chair Podcast.
We continue to call with @pen_int and @chinesepen_org for his release from prison. He is serving a six-year sentence on trumped-up charges.