“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers


The number of detained and imprisoned writers in China is among the highest in the world. In an open letter released by freedom of speech group PEN International, and published in the Guardian on World Human Rights Day, the signatories condemn the constriction of freedom of expression by Chinese authorities and say they “cannot stand by as more and more of our friends and colleagues are silenced”.


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