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Hundreds of writers will gather on the steps of the New York Public Library on at 11 AM Friday August 19 to read from Salman Rushdie’s works, in a recreation of an event first held after the fatwa on the author was issued in 1989. #StandWithSalman #NYC https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/aug/17/hundreds-of-authors-to-read-from-salman-rushdies-works-in-show-of-solidarity
Moscow-controlled Supreme Court in Crimea has shortened the prison term of journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko by one year to 5 years.
Yesypenko—the 2022 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award honoree—was detained in Russian-occupied Crimea on March 10, 2021.