23 Aug

Tunisia, Enemies of the State

05:30 — 06:15
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh

Part of the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

In the wake of a terror attack last year, the Tunisian Government ordered the immediate closure of ‘unauthorised’ broadcasters and social media pages, stating that anyone who ‘calls into question military and security institutions’ would be prosecuted. They made good on the threat by jailing blogger Yassine Ayari. Today’s event pays tribute to writers persecuted for their words, chaired by Scottish PEN with readings by Emma Shevah and Michael Newton.