We are pleased to be supporting the campaign for our Honorary Member Liu Xiaobo soon to be launched by our colleagues at PEN International, in partnership with the Dublin-based human rights group Front Line Defenders, and would urge all our members and supporters to get involved.
The campaign is aimed at pressuring the Chinese authorities at this time of leadership transition to release the Chinese poet and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is about to enter his fifth year in detention. Front Line Defenders and PEN International are asking for video submissions by writers, poets and human rights defenders around the world, reading the words of Liu. The videos will be will be uploaded to this dedicated website and used as the basis for a series of actions and events around 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
The process for uploading a video is very simple. Please click here for instructions for submitting your video recording, and writing samples by Liu Xiaobo (in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Farsi and Chinese).