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Sept 12: Join PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel & President @ayadakhtar for WORDS ON FIRE, a conversation with world-renowned authors & staunch advocates for the #FreedomToWrite including @ChimamandaReal @MargaretAtwood @JennyBoylan Dave Eggers @SalmanRushdie https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pen-america-symposium-words-on-fire-writing-freedom-and-the-future-tickets-390711266917
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.