THIS WEEK’S FREEDOM TO WRITE ALERT

Some good news amid the bad from PEN Center USA’s Freedom to Write Committee, says PEN’s Katusha Galitzine in LA:

Writer Perihan Magden was acquitted by a court in Istanbul today, 27 July 2006. She had been charged under Article 218 of the Turkish Penal Code for having “turned people against military service”. The charges relate to an article entitled “Conscientious Objection is a Human Right”, published in December 2005.

Click here for letter-writing information on journalist Li Yuanlong, sentenced to two years in prison in China on subversion charges for articles posted online.

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