Canadian Intellectuals for Freedom of Expression Honor Angel Santiesteban

They were ten writers in Quebec who supported ten writers imprisoned and persecuted in their countries and they expressed their solidarity during the 14th edition of the event “Books like air” that is celebrated in the “Montreal Salon of the Book” November 20-25, 2013.

Amnesty International, Pen International of Quebec, and the Quebec Writers Union (UNEQ) joined their voices to denounce those abuses and to commemorate the International Day of Imprisoned Writers, held annually November 15.

The ten imprisoned writer so honored and the ten Canadian writers who represented them were:

Marie-Célie Agnant avec Dieudonné Enoh Meyomesse (CAMEROUN)

Germaine Beaulieu avec Li Bifeng (CHINE)

Jean-Paul Daoust avec Jabeur Mejri (TUNISIE)

Jean-Pierre Davidts avec Raif Badawi (ARABIE SAOUDITE)

Gaétane Dufour avec Angel Santiesteban-Prats (CUBA)

Karoline Georges avec Dolma Kyab (TIBET)

Pierre Ouellet avec Akram Aylisli (AZERBAÏDJAN) Invité d’honneur du Salon du livre de Montréal et porte-parole de Livres comme l’Air

André Roy avec Somyot Prueksakasemsuk (THAÏLANDE)

Neil Smith avec Vo Minh Tri et Tran Vu Anh Binh (VIETNAM)

Kim Thuy avec Mohammed Al Ajami (QATAR)

Here you can see the complete event:

8 January 2014

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