Comics for Equality Award, a competition for the best unpublished comic strip authors with migrant backgrounds. Today the artists of the day was presented:
Today my illustration to the drive for Dawit Isaaks liberation. Its a collaboration between the swedish PEN society and the publishinghouse Kartago. Read more down below.
“English PEN protests the decade-long imprisonment of Eritrean-Swedish journalist and author Dawit Isaak who has been detained incommunicado without charge since 23 September 2001. Dawit is said to be held in appalling conditions and to be in poor physical and mental health; there are serious concerns for his wellbeing.
Next week, 19-23 September 2011, PEN centres around the world will be taking part in a week of action for Dawit. We will be calling on the Eritrean authorities to provide details of his whereabouts and assurances that he is receiving all necessary medical treatment as a matter of urgency. We will also be calling for his immediate and unconditional release as well as that of the many other Eritreans imprisoned for their writings since September 2001. For details of actions and guidelines of how you can be involved, please see below.”