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Robinson pulls out of Dubai festival amid Mansoor protests

Former Irish President Mary Robinson has pulled out of the Emirates Festival of Literature in Dubai in the wake of growing calls for the United Arab... Read more

UAE's insistence on Hedges' guilt sustains Emirates Lit Fest boycott

Jailed academic Matthew Hedges, whose life sentence for spying provoked the withdrawal of several authors from Dubai's Emirates Festival of Literature, has been pardoned.... Read more

Beevor urges writers consider Emirates Lit Fest boycott

Historian Sir Antony Beevor is boycotting the Emirates Festival of Literature in Dubai next March in protest at the treatment of academic Matthew Hedges, and has urged other British... Read more

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