The letter signed by over 40 authors calls for the release from imprisonment or house arrest of (clockwise from top left) Ilham Tohti, Gao Yu, Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo. Photos: AP, EPA, Reuters

Xi Jinping urged by leading authors to release jailed Chinese writers

More than 40 authors, including Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman and Ian McEwan, have written an open letter to the Chinese president expressing 'concern about the deteriorating state of free expression in China’

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The letter signed by over 40 authors calls for the release from imprisonment or house arrest of (clockwise from top left) Ilham Tohti, Gao Yu, Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo. Photos: AP, EPA, Reuters
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