Harry Nicolaides has been sentenced to 3 years in a Thai prison for lese majeste (see Pen for where to address your letters of support, and check Facebook for the petition). Nicolaides formerly lived in Thailand, and wrote a fiction novel, self-publishing it to a handful of sales. He is now in prison for it. An extremely disturbing issue regarding self-publishing and censorship, freedom of speech, cultural autonomy, and human rights.
But most important is the urgent issue of an Australian writer’s liberty.