Monday, January 19, 2009

Take Action :: PEN Center's Liu Xiaobo Arrested

Liu Xiaobo: On Writing and Freedom of Expression in China

On December 8, 2008, authorities arrested prominent PEN Member Dr. Liu Xiaobo after he co-authored Charter 08, a manifesto calling for greater freedoms and democracy in China. He is being held on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” If convicted, Liu could be sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison.

Writer, dissident, and former president and current board member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, Liu Xiaobo can be viewed on a PEN video talking about writing and freedom of expression in China.

3 comments:

Nickname said...

Hello! You say, take action, but what action are we supposed to take?? Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

Denise said...

Go to PEN America's website. They have plenty of suggestions for activism as well as online action you can take directly from their site. Never fear, PEN is here!

Lilly said...

And please sign the petition and spread the word!

www.pen.org/liu

- PEN American Center