The Silent Strength of Liu Xia

In March 2010, months after Liu Xiaobo was tried and sentenced to 11 years in prison, PEN’s Director of Freedom to Write and International Programs, Larry Siems, came back… More

PEN to Liu Xiaobo: You Are Not Forgotten

One year after the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to PEN Member Liu Xiaobo in absentia, PEN American Center called on U.S. Congress and the international community to… More

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel: One Year Later

[caption id="attachment_6814" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair. Photo by Sarah Hoffman."][/caption] Today marks three years since Liu Xiaobo was detained and began an odyssey into China’s legal system, which… More

U.N. Calls on China to Release Liu Xiaobo

Last week, the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, a panel comprised of independent legal experts, ruled that 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, currently serving an 11-year… More