Writer Peter Watts Beaten, Arrested

Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border

Peter faces a felony rap for “assaulting a federal officer” (Peter and the witness in the car say he didn’t do a thing, and I believe them). Defending this charge will cost a fortune, and an inadequate defense could cost Peter his home, his livelihood and his liberty.

Peter’s friends are raising money for his legal defense. I just sent him CAD$1,000, because this is absolutely my biggest nightmare: imprisoned in a foreign country for a trumped-up offense against untouchable border cops. I would want my friends to help me out if it ever happened to me.

Thinking of buying a book as a gift?

How about buying some freedom for someone who writes them?

You can send a PayPal donation to donate@rifters.com

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