Free Expression Daily Digest: Friday, September 16
Chinese citizens arrested for posting online about Wukan rebellion, independent newspaper shut down in South Sudan, and Timothy Garton Ash on trigger warning and safe spaces. More
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The fraudulent election of Aleksandr Lukashenka as president of Belarus on August 9, 2020 surprised no one. Two years later, it is more important than ever for the U.S. to continue to call out Lukashenka’s grave human rights abuses, writes @PSadovskaya2020 https://pen.org/two-years-after-the-belarus-election-the-united-states-can-do-more-to-call-out-aleksandr-lukashenkas-abuses/
Today, POMED and 19 other rights orgs sent an open letter to @SecBlinken and @JakeSullivan46 urging them not to provide $300 million in FY2021 military aid to #Egypt in light of the country's failure to meet human rights conditions.
Our next #BookDefenders event, How to Effectively Fight Against Book Bans, is happening on Wed Aug 17th at 8pm ET featuring @alainaskeys from @diversebooks, @jzfriedman from @penamerica, Christine Emeran and more ! Sign-up now at https://secure.everyaction.com/Q3z2V7PtwUiwOUTvuWuQAA23