13-Year Sentence for Subversion an “Atrocious” and “Illogical” Attack on Free Speech
The sentencing of activist and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, Qin Yongmin, to 13 years in prison for “subversion” demonstrates a gross denial of justice, PEN America… More
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ICYMI: For this week's #PENTen interview, we spoke with award-winning essayist, poet, playwright, and film producer José Vadi (@vadiparty) about navigating truth in writing, how his writing habits have changed over time, and more: https://bit.ly/3o281Hp.
We at ARC, @PenAmerica, @pen_int, & the many organizations involved in his release are overjoyed that Cuban artist & activist Hamlet Lavastida is now out of jail. He has relentlessly put the fight for artistic freedom in Cuba above his own plight. #artisnotacrime #11J #27N #Cuba
Cuban artist and activist Hamlet Lavastida was released Saturday after three months in detention. Read more about his case—and the fight for artistic freedom on the island. https://bit.ly/2XJumyl