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Empty Chair for Vladimir Kozlov

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Kazakh journalist Vladimir Kozlov, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and PEN International...

Empty Chair for Oleg Sentsov

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and...

Empty Chair for Raif Badawi

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Saudi blogger and editor Raif Badawi, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and...

Empty Chair for Razan Zaitouneh

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Syrian blogger and human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network...

Empty Chair for Ilham Tohti

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Uyghur writer Ilham Tohti, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and PEN International...

Empty Chair for Idris Said Aba Arre

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Eritrean writer Idris Said Aba Arre, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and...

Empty Chair for Aslı Ceren Aslan

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Turkish editor Aslı Ceren Aslan, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and PEN...

Empty Chair for Dawit Isaak

Poster used for the empty chair dedicated to Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, and signed by the members of various Centres during the biennial ICORN Network Meeting and PEN International...

Swedish Centre's Empty Chair

Sculpture of a PEN Empty Chair commissioned by the Swedish Centre in 2011. Since the 1980s PEN International has used the Empty Chair at events to symbolise writers who...

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Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize ceremony

Photograph of Salil Shetty, on the left, Secretary General of Amnesty International (2010-18), and John Ralston Saul, on the right, president of PEN International (2009-15) at the Nobel Prize...

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Date:10/12/2010
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Liu Xiaobo's Nobel empty chair

Photograph of an empty chair in transit to the Nobel Prize ceremony held at Oslo City Hall in Norway on 10 December 2010. This chair was sent to the...

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Date:10/12/2010
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Protest for Liu Xiaobo in Oslo

Photograph of an image of Liu Xiaobo projected onto buildings in Oslo, Norway, above protestors campaigning for his freedom during the Nobel Prize Ceremony held at the Oslo City...

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Date:10/12/2010
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Empty Chair Campaign in Kyiv

Photograph of the Ukrainian Centre's Empty Chair Campaign, which was staged in Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv on 15 November 2018 - the date of the annually observed Day of...

PEN centre:Ukrainian Centre  (Український ПЕН)
Date:15/11/2018
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Wilson García Mérida's Empty Chair

Photograph of PEN members at an empty chair event organised by the Bolivian Centre, which took place on 21 March 2019 - World Poetry Day - at the Centro...

PEN centre:Bolivian Centre  (PEN Bolivia)
Date:21/03/2019
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Minute of silence for Amanuel Asrat

Photograph of the delegates at the 81st PEN International Congress observing a minute of silence in front of Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat's empty chair, on 15 October 2015. Asrat...

PEN centre:Quebecois Centre  (Centre québécois du P.E.N. International)
Date:15/10/2015
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Empty chair for Amanuel Asrat

Photograph of the empty chair that was displayed in Place d'Youville for the Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat, taken on 15 October 2015 during the 81st Congress of PEN International,...

PEN centre:Quebecois Centre  (Centre québécois du P.E.N. International)
Date:15/10/2015
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Ensaf Haidar talks at the 81st Congress

Photograph of Ensaf Haidar giving a speech in front of the empty chair of her husband, Saudi writer and activist Raif Badawi, in Place d'Youville, during the 81st Congress...

PEN centre:Quebecois Centre  (Centre québécois du P.E.N. International)
Date:16/10/2015
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Angye Gaona at the Trois-Rivières poetry festival

Photograph of Colombian poet and Quebecois Centre honorary member Angye Gaona, sitting on the left, delivering a poetic performance on 6 October 2018 at the Festival International de la...

PEN centre:Quebecois Centre  (Centre québécois du P.E.N. International)
Date:06/10/2018
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Empty chair at human rights conference

An empty chair set with a white lily and crucifix as an altar to commemorate the 25th year since the death of sixteen journalists in Paraguay. This altar was...

PEN centre:Paraguayan Centre  (PEN Paraguay)
Date:02/11/2017
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Empty Chair demonstration

Photograph of protesters at an 'Empty Chair' demonstration that was organised by the Latvian Centre and held on 1 February 2019 in front of the Russian Embassy in Riga....

PEN centre:Latvian Centre  (Latvijas PEN)
Date:01/02/2019
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Witness at the British Library

Photograph of Witness by Antony Gormley, a sculpture commissioned by the English Centre in 2011 to mark its 90th anniversary. The sculpture, which depicts an empty chair - a...