PEN Appeal: Zhu Yufu

February 17, 2012 His Excellency Hu Jintao President of the People’s Republic of China State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,500 members of PEN American Center, an international organization of… More

Dissident Poet Zhu Yufu Sentenced

Writer Zhu Yufu was handed down a seven-year prison sentence on February 10, 2012, for his allegedly subversive poem “It’s Time.” More

PEN Appeal: Zhu Yufu

January 25, 2012 President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Hu Jintao State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,500 members of PEN American Center, an international organization of… More

A Poem May Get a Writer Jailed In China

Chinese writer and activist Zhu Yufu was charged with publishing a provocative poem this past week (the official charge was "inciting subversion of state power"). More

Zhu Yufu Receives Tougher Sentence After Re-Trial

Nine months after trying and sentencing internet writer and activist Zhu Yufu to two years in prison for “obstructing the police from carrying out their public duty,” a Chinese… More

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