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China, Liu Xiaobo: Global criticism of Beijing
Harsh comments on the government's no to overseas treatment. Focus now on concerns for his wife, her mental health and calls for her freedom. Twitter creates #FreeLiuXia hashtag.
14/07/2017 12:26:00 CHINA - HONG KONG
China, Liu Xiaobo: Hong Kong's mourners call for the liberation of his wife
Cardinal Zen: "Your blood has not been spilled in vain." Candel light vigils organized in Hong Kong and throughout the country. Alliance: the population has the right to cry for Liu, no interference in the mourning.
20/07/2017 12:39:00 CHINA
Liu Xia on forced "vacation". Activists remember her husband seven days after his death
According to the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in China, she it is being held in isolation by police in Yunnan province. Ceremonies are being held everywhere to remember the Nobel Prize laureate one week after his death, but Beijing is closely monitoring and censoring any reference to the dissident.
08/10/2010 CHINA – NORWAY
Nobel Prize goes to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
The scholar, author and first signatory of Chart 08, was awarded the prize because of his long-standing non-violent struggle for democracy and peace. For Beijing, it is an “obscenity”.
14/02/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
China, on St. Valentine’s Day, activists shave their heads to demand release of Liu Xia
A group of 9-democracy activists held a demonstration in Hong Kong to protest against the house arrest inflicted on the Nobel Laureates’ wife. Voices from mainland China join the protest via Twitter and demand justice and freedom for those who struggle for human rights and democracy in the country.
07/01/2011 CHINA – HONG KONG
Liu Xiaobo unaware of Szeto Wah’s death
The iconic figure of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, who died on 2 January, had been invited to the Nobel Peace Prize presentation ceremony for the Chinese dissident. At present, no one can communicate with Liu and his family. His wife is unlawfully under house arrest.
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