Thursday, April 23, 2009
What You Can Do To Help
I got this email yesterday. It's about an effort by writers to help put pressure on the Chinese government to free human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
I just came across your blog entry on Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia. Thank you so much for helping to spread word about his case! PEN is working hard to help free him, and will be awarding him the 2009 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award for his unyielding dedication to free expression (http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/3423/prmID/172). As part of our advocacy campaign on his behalf, we are urging people of conscience to sign a petition calling for his release – www.pen.org/liu. Writers—his colleagues—like Edward Albee, Margaret Atwood, and Salman Rushdie have already added their names. Can you help spread the word and post another blog calling people to action?
Freedom to Write Associate
PEN American Center
Want to read more about this? Go here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7842315.stm
Want to help?