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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2005

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2005

Photograph of PEN members gathered at an event held in 2005 for International Day of the Imprisoned Writer, a day initiated by PEN International that is annually observed on 15 November. This event focused on commemorating the Nigerian poet, writer, and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Saro-Wiwa fought in defence of the Ogoni people, of whom he was a member, whose land had been environmentally degraded by intensive oil extraction by multinational companies. He was arrested and charged with incitement to murder in 1994 and was executed on 10 November 1995. PEN International and PEN Centres campaigned for and continue to support Saro-Wiwa’s case, which remains open. This gathering was organised by the Malawian Centre and most likely took place in Blantyre, where the Centre is based.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2005

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Día del Escritor Encarcelado 2005

Fotografía de miembros de PEN reunidos en un acto celebrado en 2005 en el Día del Escritor Encarcelado, que se celebra anualmente el 15 de noviembre gracias a PEN Internacional. Este evento se centró en conmemorar al poeta, escritor y activista por los derechos humanos nigeriano Ken Saro-Wiwa. Saro-Wiwa luchó en defensa de la gente ogoni, a la que él pertanecía, cuya tierra había sido dañada medioambientalmente debido a la extracción de petróleo intensiva por parte de multinacionales. Fue arrestado y condenado por incitación al asesinato en 1994, y fue ejecutado el 10 de noviembre de 1995. PEN Internacional y los Centros PEN apoyaron su caso todavía hacen campaña por Saro-Wiwa, ya que el caso sigue sin resolverse. El encuentro fue organizado por el Centro Malauí y tuvo lugar probablemente en Blantyre, donde el Centro tiene su sede.

Date:

15/11/2005

Creator:

Malawian Centre

Centre:

Malawian Centre  (Malawi PEN)

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