12/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Writer Liu Xiaobo Release from China Demanded By Congress

New York City, October 2, 2009--Calling yesterday's near-unanimous vote approving a Congressional resolution demanding the immediate release of critic and writer Liu Xiaobo "a critical show of solidarity from the U.S. government at a critical time," PEN American Center urged the Obama administration to press for the prominent dissident's release in advance of the president's visit to Beijing on November.

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