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No Medals for Human Rights

Last week the PEN American Center announced it was sending out letters to the Bush Administration and Congressional leaders protesting, fifty days before the start of the Olympics, the… More

Concern over detentions in China quake zone

Two human rights groups expressed concern on Sunday over the fate of Huang Qi, a Chinese activist who friends fear was detained for offering support to families of children… More

It’s same old repression in a new package

As shoppers in Havana mobbed electronic stores looking for DVD players, writer and independent journalist Normando Hernandez Gonzalez was quietly returned to Kilo 7 prison in Camaguey, Cuba. More

The courage of Laura Berg

The PEN American Center, the literary organization committed to free expression, is honoring an American most people in the United States have never read or even heard of: Laura… More

China dissident writer faces subversion charge

A dissident Chinese writer in police custody faces trial for inciting subversion as part of an apparent government crackdown on dissent ahead of the Beijing Olympics, three writers' associations… More