Writer Received Royal Pardon
International PEN welcomes the release of Australian writer Harry Nicolaides, who was granted a Royal pardon on February 19, 2009, and is now back in Australia.
Harry Nicolaides was sentenced to three years in prison on January 19, 2008 by a court in Bangkok after pleading guilty to "lèse-majesté" ("insulting the monarchy") in his 2005 novel Verisimilitude.
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Thank you to all who sent appeals on Harry Nicolaides' behalf.