Words On Trial

In the late spring of 1989, a few weeks before the killings of June 4, a slight, almost nerdish figure appeared in Tiananmen Square and began exhorting the students… More

Liu Xiaobo Formally Indicted

PEN American Center denounced the formal indictment today in Beijing of renowned literary critic and PEN member Liu Xiaobo, calling the move “extremely troubling” and urging supporters and governments… More

PEN Renews Calls for Liu Xiaobo’s Release

Writers in the United States and China today renewed their appeals for the immediate and unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested one year ago and is facing… More

PEN Alert: Free Liu Xiaobo

PEN American Center has written a letter to President Obama asking him to help pressure the Chinese authorities to release a Tiananmen dissident, writer, and activist. Read more about… More

New Calls for Writer’s Release

HONG KONG—Human rights groups and a prominent Chinese American author are calling on the Chinese government to release dissident and writer Liu Xiaobo, who drafted a document last year… More