Liao Yiwu called for the freedom of the Chinese poet, Li Bifeng.
The Chinese author Liao Yiwu protests with an appeal against the imprisonment and the trial of his friend Li Bifeng, which will take place on May 8th in Peking. Over 150 authors from every continent supported Liao Yiwu and signed the appeal for Li Bifeng’s freedom.
A press conference was held on May 7th in the international literature festival office with Liao Yiwu. The author told about his friend Li Bifeng, read one of his poems and related how the situation in China is.
Please find below the two appeals written by Liao Yiwu, a list of signatures, some of Li Bifeng’s poems, extracts of Liao Yiwu work “Für ein Lied und hundert Lieder” and words of different international writers and artists.