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    Young Iranian Poet Seeks Refuge

    Iranian poet and novelist Payam Feili was forced into exile in Turkey last month amidst mounting threats against himself and his family, the poet told PEN International and PEN American Center this week. Feili described how [...]

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    Thai Freedom: We Can’t Breathe

    “Half of every story in Thailand is Royal… How can we write anything, even a historic novel, when we’re only allowed to touch the subject by praising them in a way that seems too unbelievable to be true?” Thai writer Marisa Akara calls attention to the stifling effects of the vice-like lèse-majesté law.

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