The arrests in Minsk of two Belarusian publishing professionals sends a chill through the world book business.
Reports of the dissolution of the Union of Belarusian Writers by the Lukashenko government’s high court describe a ‘Kafkaesque’ procedure.
The European Writers Council and a consortium of agencies working with PEN America blast the Lukashenko regime’s new raids in Belarus.
The second edition of PEN’s Freedom to Write Index sees an alarming jump in writer detentions from 238 detainees in 2019 to at least 273 in 2020, in 35 countries.
More than 120,000 writers in 33 unions and associations are represented in a new statement of support for Belarusian writers.
The trade union for writers calls on the British government to pressure the Lukashenko regime on behalf of the Union of Belarus Writers.