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2018 Literary Gala: Eskinder Nega

I ask whether those who are free have an obligation towards those of us who are not free. And I say they do. This obligation is not legal but… More

Yang Tongyan | Status: Death in Custody | China

A writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, Yang Tongyan was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for “subversion of state power,” and died in November 2017 while… More

Ali Al-Domaini | Status: Conditional Release | Saudi Arabia

Ali Al-Domaini is a poet and writer whose publications include three collections of poetry and one novel in Arabic. As a political activist, he has campaigned for a move… More

Liu Xiaobo | Status: Death in Custody | China

Liu Xiaobo, a renowned literary critic, writer, political activist, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was charged with "inciting subversion of state power," and sentenced to 11-years in prison… More

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