artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:
Artist Ai Weiwei has added his voice to the call for US President Barack Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The request is part of Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign, where each December, the non-profit asks the public to speak out against human rights violations worldwide. This year’s list includes 11 causes, from an Egyptian photojournalist who is currently on trial after photographing police violence, a political activist in Iran working to help Kurdish women, as well as two young men who have been imprisoned in Azerbaijan after tagging a statue… Read more
Image: Ai Weiwei at Museum of Modern Art on November 2, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards