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PEN members at Istanbul University rally

© Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
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© Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

PEN members at Istanbul University rally

Photograph of PEN members at a protest rally held at Istanbul University on 11 March 1997. Among them are: Alexander Tkachenko, founding member and general secretary of the Russian Centre (1994-2007), second from the left; Hanan Awwad, president of the Palestinian Centre (1992-), fourth from the left; and Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, international secretary (2004-07) and vice-president emeritus of PEN International, second from the right. These PEN members were in Turkey for the first Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression, which took place on 10-12 March 1997, and at which a delegation from PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee were in attendance – headed by the committee’s then chair Leedom-Ackerman.

PEN members at Istanbul University rally

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Miembros de PEN en la protesta en la Universidad de Estambul

Fotografía de miembros de PEN en una protesta celebrada en la Universidad de Estambul, el 11 de marzo de 1997. Entre ellos: Alexander Tkachenko, miembro fundador y secretario general del Centro Ruso (1994-2007), segundo empezando por la izquierda; Hanan Awwad, presidenta del Centro Palestino (1992-), cuarta empezando por la izquierda; y Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, secretaria internacional (2004-07) y vicepresidenta emérita de PEN Internacional, segunda empezando por la derecha. Estos miembros de PEN visitaron Turquía en el marco del primer Encuentro en Estambul para la Libertad de Expresión, que tuvo lugar del 10 al 12 de marzo de 1997, y que contó con la asistencia de una delegación del Comité de Escritores en Prisión de PEN Internacional, entonces presidido por Leedom-Ackerman.

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11/03/1997

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Joanne Leedom-Ackerman

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