Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News at Eleven: The PEN International's Writers in Prison Committee

has expressed serious concern on the prolonged detention without trial of Ericson Acosta. Acosta was arrested in San Jorge Samar in February 2011 because the laptop he carried roused the suspicion of soldiers. Since last year, various PEN Centers in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom have mounted activities in support of Ericson Acosta's release. Other prominent organizations, like the Amnesty International and the International People's Art Network, have also called for Acosta's release.

from Samar News: Freedom for detained poet reaps int'l clamor amidst military threats
then PEN International: PEN International marks the 31st Annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer


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