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) 


35.   WANG Bingzhang

Pen name                LOU Kaixin, QI Xin

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1947-12-30

Birth place              Foucheng County, Hebei Province Continue reading


34.   YANG Jianli

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1963-07-15

Birth place              Cangshan County, Shandongi Province Continue reading


33.   WANG Youcai

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1966-06-29

Birth place              Dunan County, Zhejiang Province Continue reading


32.   HE Depu

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1956-10-28

Birth place              Beijing City Continue reading


31. SANG Jiancheng

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1942-

Birth place

Resident place         Shanghai City


Profession               Retired worker

Date of arrest          2002-11-10 (detained) / 2003-01-18 (arrested)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Shanghai City

Cause of arrest       Writing and publishing on internet an open letter for political reform to 16th

Congress of CCP

Charge                    Inciting subversion of the state power

Date of sentence     2003-01-06

Organ of sentence   Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court,

Sentence                  3 Years imprisonment and 1 year deprivation of political rights

Defender                 unknown

Place of jail             Baoshan Detention Center, Shanghai City

Situation in jail        OK

Date of release        2005-11-09

Family contact        ZHOU (wife), Tel: 0086-21-56699465

Sang Jianliang (elder brother), Tel: 0086-21-65106472

Donation to             Refused

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status         Release on expiry of the sentence on 2004-11-09

(Therefore the case closed)ICPC keeping contact

References     (Chinese) (Chinese)

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Daughters of Chinese activists demand meeting with Obama

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Daughters of detained Chinese activists on Wednesday (Sep 17) demanded a meeting with President Barack Obama, saying he must double down on efforts to win their release when he meets Chinese leaders.
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Hong Kong academics support looming student strike


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By Dennis Normile 15 September 2014 12:45 pm

Hong Kong’s academics are being drawn into a long-running debate Continue reading