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Standing with Salman: a live stream from the British Library

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This event is taking place at the British Library and will be broadcast over the internet allowing us to watch in real time.

Melvyn Bragg and guests reflect on their fight to end the fatwa against Salman Rushdie

In 1989 the death penalty was re-introduced in Britain. Not for terrorism. Not for murder. But for writing a book.’ Salman Rushdie Campaign Group 1991.

Nearly 20 years after Salman Rushdie was forced into hiding following the publication of The Satanic Verses, pro-Rushdie campaigners Melvyn Bragg, Frances D’Souza and Caroline Michel re-unite to talk about their fight for freedom of expression then and now. They are joined by activist and writer Sara Khan and Lisa Appignanesi who will chair the conversation. With archive recordings of Salman Rushdie reading from The Satanic Verses.

More details about this event can be found here https://www.bl.uk/events/standing-with-salman

Our screening will take place on the Ground Floor of the Library and booking a free ticket in advance is necessary please.

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