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We, poets and writers from around the world, are appalled that the Saudi Arabian authorities have sentenced Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy.

It is not a crime to hold an idea, however unpopular, nor is it a crime to express opinion peacefully. Every individual has the freedom to believe or not believe. Freedom of conscience is an essential human right.

The death sentence against Fayadh is the latest example of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s lack of tolerance for freedom of expression and ongoing persecution of free thinkers.

We, Fayadh’s fellow poets and writers, urge the Saudi authorities to desist from punishing individuals for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and call for his immediate and unconditional release.

Adonis
Yeşim Ağaoğlu
Neus Aguado Giménez
Luis Miguel Aguilar
Jaffar Alalawy
Nawal Al Ali
Ghayath Almadhoun
Ahmed Al-Mulla
Bassem Al-Nabriss
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi
Hanan Al-Shaykh
Manal Al-Sheikh
Indran Amirthanayagam Carme Arenas Noguera
Homero Aridjis
Fawzia Assaad
Verónica González Arredondo
John Ashbery
Jonathan Asser
David Atkinson
Martine Audet
Ali Bader
Ramon Balasch Pinyol
Cecilia Balcázar
Margarita Ballester Figueras
Simona Barabesi
Daté Atavito Barnabé-Akayi
Adam Baron
John Beer
Paul Bélanger
Mohamed Bennis
Caroline Bergvall
Bill Berkson
Anselm Berrigan
Jen Bervin
Crispin Best
Miquel Bezares Portell
Navtej Bharati
Frank Bidart
Anne-Andrée Bilodeau
Linda Black
Robyn Black
France Boisvert Carmen Borja
Joan Borja i Sanz
Christiane Boucher
Jacques Boulerice August Bover
Alexander Bowden
Stephen Boyce
Denis Boyles
Patrick Boulanger
Susan Bradley-Smith
Ross Bradshaw
Andrea Brady
Eric Brogniet
Nicole Brossard Núria Busquet Molist Maria Àngels Cabré
Núria Cabré i Castellví
Nicole Cage
Leandro Calle Lluís Calvo Guardiola
Gerry Cambridge
Kimberly Campanello
Sylvain Campeau Montserrat Camps Gaset
Joaquim Carbó Àngel Carbonell Amenós
Monica Carter Miquel Cartró Boada
Francis Catalano
Paul Chamberland
Amarjit Chandan
Tina Chang
Chloe Chard
Jennifer Clement
Dave Coates
Alexandra Lucas Coelho
Peter Cole
Henri Cole
Martha Collins
David Colmer
Helen Constantine
David Constantine
Andrew Cowan
Philip Cowell
David Coxhead
Judith Crispin
Alison Croggon
Antoni Dalmases Pardo
Alain Dantinne
Jean-Paul Daoust
Najwan Darwish
Aline Davidoff
Richard Davis
Deborah Dawkin
Benjamin Dawson
François Debluë
Antonio Della Rocca
Toi Derricotte
Denise Desautels
Jean-Marc Desgent
Dot Devota
Tilbert Dídac Stegmann
Tim Dooley
Kim Doré
Hélène Dorion
Suzanne Dracius
Livia Dragomir
Carol Ann Duffy
Sasha Dugdale
Louise Dupré
Nirupama Dutt
Ken Edwards
Zeki Ergas
Ulf Eriksson
Kjell Espmark
Martina Evans
Gareth Evans
Reza Farmand
Jennie Feldman
Aina Ferrer Torrens
Heike Fiedler
Nikky Finney
Allen Fisher
Jack Foley Assumpció Forcada Manuel Forcano i Aparício
Danielle Fournier
Graham Foust
Steven Fowler
Clara Franceschetti
Rose-Marie François
Annie Freud
Philip Fried
Aleksandr Frolov
Madeleine Gagnon
Ricard Garcia
André Gaulin
Daniel Gauthier
Ross Gay
Gary Geddes
Maria Magdalena Gelabert i Miró
Annelyse Gelman
Divya Ghelani
Miquel M. Gibert Pujol
Robert Gillett
Chrissie Gittins Valentí Gómez i Oliver
Andrew Graham-Yooll
Marc Granell Rodríguez
Kate Greenstreet
Patricia Grodd
Daniel Guimond
Marilyn Hacker
Golan Haji
Joe Hall
Robert Hamberger
Paul Hamilton
Robert Hampson
Volha Hapeyeva
Robert Hass
Hugh Hazelton
Hunter Heaney
Una Helle
Albert Herranz Hammer
Nguyên Hoàng Bao Viêt
Adina Hoffman
Anthony Howell
Robert Hull
Emily Hunt
Mercè Ibarz
Kirsten Irving
Oriol Izquierdo Llopis
Martine Jacquot
Ann Jäderlund
Sarah Jaffray
Sylwia Janik
Maria Jastrzebska
Tom Jenks
Javier Jiménez Moyano
Xavier Jové Masana
Trevor Joyce
Jamal Jumá
George Kalogeris
Fawzi Karim
Susie Kearley
Sarah Kelly
David Kelly-Mancaux
Caleb Klaces
Karen Klein
Marius Kociejowski
Åsa Maria Kraft
Claude Krul
Purdey Lord Kreiden
Monika Kumar
Laurier Lacroix
Dzmitry Ladzes
Christian Lafleur
Mike Lala
Mandla Langa
Nancy R Lange
Mona Latif-Ghattas
Stuart Laycock
Maxime Le Flaguais
Michel Leclerc
J.R. Léveillé
Frances Leviston
Francesca Lisette
Carrie Lorig
Maria Rosa Llabrés Ripoll
Miquel Àngel Lladó Ribas
Antoni Llull Martí Blanca-Llum Vidal Juan Gabriel López Guix
Raymond Louw
Jorge Ariel Madrazo
Anthony Madrid David Madueño Sentís
Sarah Maguire
Christodoulos Makris
Joaquim Mallafrè Gavaldà
Harry Man Anna Manso Munné
Alison Marchant
Frederick Marchant
Jean Claude Maréchal
Miquel Àngel Maria Ballester
Émile Martel Pere Martí i Bertran
Elena Martí i Segarra
Gabriel Martín
Sophie Mayer
Chris McCabe
Olivia McCannon
Michael McClure
John McCullough
Chris Meade
Bruno Mercier Jaume Mesquida Sansó
Dunya Mikhail
James Miller
Dolors Miquel Abellà Ricard Mirabete Yscla
Esteve Miralles Torner Jaume Miró Adrover
Jasim Mohamed
Carles Molins i Sabater Sònia Moll Gamboa Sònia Moya Villanueva
Marie-Hélène Montpetit
Stephen Mooney
Esteban Moore
Jean Morisset
Lennox Morrison
Andrew Mueller
Paul Muldoon
Eileen Myles
Maryam Namazie
Katrina Naomi
Joan Navarro Tercero
Pierre Nepveu
Pamela Newham
Louise Nicholas
Katharine Norbury
James Norcliffe
T Norwood
Naomi Nye
Pascal O’Loughlin Jordi Odrí
Amir Or
Margie Orford
Meghan O’Rourke
Gregory Orr
Mercè Otero Vidal
Pierre Ouellet
Fernand Ouellette
Jan Owen
Gonca Ozmen
Ruth Padel
Francesc Pané i Sans
Daniele Pantano
Alix Parodi
Brian Patten
Michael Pedersen
Robina Pelham Burn
Jean-Pierre Pelletier
Joan Perelló Ginard Sebastià Perelló Arrom
Holly Pester
Nika Pfeifer
Carl Phillips
Maria Teresa Pous Mas 
 Josep Pujol Coll
Joaquim Pijoan
Jean-Guy Pilon
Sylvie Poisson
Clare Pollard
Arnau Pons Oriol Ponsatí-Murlà
Jean-François Poupart
A. Powell
Michele Pralong
Annie Préaux
Jordi Prenafeta i Pàmpols
Louise Prescott
Nina Puro
Susanna Rafart Corominas
Fareed Ramadan
Francine Rheaume
Ricard Ripoll Villanueva
Maria Mercè Roca Perich Lali Ribera Rodergas
Manel Rodríguez-Castelló Gemma Rodriguez Villanueva
Ron Riddell
Nicholas Ridout
Rosanna Rion Tetas
Silvia Tomasa Rivera
Sam Riviere
Josep Lluís Roda Balaguer
Marie-Clotilde Roose
Patrick Rosal
Jaume Rosselló Gelabert
William Rowe
Francoise Roy
Jean Royer
Véronique Rozon
Stefi Rubin
Charles Sagalane
Rodney Saint-Éloi
Toni Sala Isern
Joaquim Sala-Sanahuja
Martí Sales i Sariola
Raffaella Salierno
Odelin Salmeron
Metta Sáma
Gabriel de la S. T. Sampol Fullana
Philippe Sands
K. Satchidanandan
Nada Sattouf
John Ralston Saul
Simon Schama
Aki Schilz
Philip Schultz
Vijay Seshadri
Solmaz Sharif
Owen Sheers
Robert Sheppard
David Shook
Ishtiyaq Shukri
Sukhdev Sidhu
Tom Siklebery
Charles Simić
Andra Simons
Jean Sioui
Astra Skrābane
Anna Smith
Kathrine Sowerby
Patricia Spears Jones
David Spittle
Julie Stanton
Thór Stefánsson
Pamela Stewart
Hugh Stoddart
Melanie Stokes
Ragnar Strömberg
Santiago Subirats Justes
Laila Sumpton Àlex Susanna i Nadal
Janet Sutherland
Terese Svoboda
George Szirtes
Mary Szybist
Niloufar Talebi
Rebecca Tamas
Tugrul Tanyol
Michael Thomas Taren
Serge-Patrice Thibodeau
TC Tolbert
Liz Tomlin
Carles Torner
Antoni Tugores i Manresa
Vrouwkje Tuinman
Clara Vallès Arenas
Tom Van de Voorde
Stefaan van den Bremt
Gerard Vilardaga Cunill
Jordi Vintró Rigall
Nathan Walker
Carol Watts
David Wearing
Glorice Weinstein
Les Wicks
James Wilkes
Magnus William-Olsson
Debra Winegarten
Sam Winston
Ellie Wright
Mohammad Yousef
Dominique Zalitis
Ghassan Zaqtan
Alfred de Zayas

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