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Tibet: Equity calls for release of imprisoned singers

24 September 2014

Equity General Secretary Christine Payne has written to Chinese Minister of Justice Wu Aiying calling for the release of Tibetan singers.

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Iran: 'Happy' performers sentenced

19 September 2014

The six Iranian singers who were arrested for appearing in a viral video dancing to Pharrell Williams’ song 'Happy' have been sentenced to six months in prison and 91 lashes.

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Poland: ICAF protests dismissal of dissident theatre director

20 August 2014

ICAF has protested the dismissal of Ewa Wojciak, Director of Poland's Theatre of the Eighth Day, who was fired by Poznan mayor Ryszard Grobelny on 28 July.

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office Response to ICAF letter

22 July 2014

Response to ICAF's letter expressing concerns regarding freedom of artistic expression in Iran

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ICAF joins calls for release of Moroccan rapper El Haqed

11 July 2014

Equity's International Committee for Artists' Freedom has signed an open letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid calling for El Haqed's freedom.

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Iranian actress and film-maker jailed

18 June 2014

Mahnaz Mohammadi has been jailed for five yearscharged with collaborating against the state.

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Support freedom of artistic expression in Iran

2 June 2014

Equity's International Committee for Artists' Freedom supports Iranian performers.

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ICAF condemns abuse of Eurovision winner

12 May 2014

Committee for Artistic Freedom speaks out against transphobia

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Pussy Riot activists released from prison

23 December 2013

Pussy Riot activists released from prison after President Putin’s Amnesty Bill came into effect.

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Equity condemns imprisonment of Iranian actress

5 November 2013

Pegah Ahangarani has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for "action against national security"

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first posted 1 November 2013