Announcement of Nomination for 2014 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award of Independent Chinese PEN Center

Title: Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

Awardee: one or two individual annually;

Candidacy: Anyone in the case list of Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN who is still imprisoned or released under legal restriction of the right to freedom of expression, such as “deprivation of political rights”; Continue reading

PEN For Freedom (No.1-11)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-11, PDF) 

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything-Ilham Tohti’s Sentence Shows Dark Vision for the Web of the Future

TEA LEAF NATION, DAVID WERTIME 09.25.14

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Chinese police impose tight security, sealing off the road leading to the Urumqi Intermediate People’s court, as the trial of Ilham Tohti begins, in Urumqi, September 17, 2014.

Here is what a court in Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, concludes Ilham Tohti, a balding, thick-set, Continue reading

Massive crowds turn out in Hong Kong for peaceful protest

By Asian Correspondent Sep 29, 2014 8:22PM UTC

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong’s Mongkok district Monday evening. Pic: AP.

IN BRIEF: Thousands of pro-democracy protesters were taking part in peaceful protests across Hong Kong Monday night after authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets. Continue reading

Hong Kong: Tear gas and clashes at democracy protest

28 September 2014 Last updated at 13:09 ET

_77873937_024102355-1 (1)The BBC’s Jiuliana Liu says the situation on the ground is “extremely chaotic” and that protesters show no sign of dispersing

Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands Continue reading

85. GUO QUAN

85.   GUO Quan

Pen name               

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1968-05-08

Birth place              Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Resident place         Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province Continue reading

84. MEHBUBE ABLESH

84.   Mehbube Ablesh

Pen name               

Sex                          Female

Birth date                1979

Birth place              Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Resident place         Urumqi City, Xinjiang Autonomous Region Continue reading

83. SUN LIN

83.   SUN Lin

Pen name                Jie Mu

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1955-12-25

Birth place              Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Resident place         Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province Continue reading

82. ZENG HONGLING

82.  ZENG Hongling

Pen name                Shanshan

Sex                          Female

Birth date                1954-

Birth place              Mianyang City, Sichuan Province

Resident place         Mianyang City, Sichuan Province Continue reading

81. CHEN DAOJUN

81.   CHEN Daojun

Pen name               

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1968-12-22

Birth place              Jintang County, Sichuan Province Continue reading