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Liu Xiaobo charged for subversion; open letter of 200 signatories of Charter '08
The trial of the author of the document for democracy in China should start between four to six weeks. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. Among the "evidence" against him is the text of the Charter. The 200 signatories - 165 in China - also ask to be indicted, "we share the same values."
Liu Xiaobo will be sentenced on Christmas Day
The trial held today lasted only 2 hours. Representatives of foreign governments were excluded from the court. Liu faces up to 15 years for "subversion of state power". Bao Tong: I agree with him. I should be prosecuted too. The Chinese constitution a "farce".
Beijing responds to U.S. and EU: Liu Xiaobo remains in jail
The Chinese government rejects requests from United States and European Union for the release of the author of "Charter 08". Trial to begin next week, if convicted, the dissident risks 15 years in prison.
A year after his arrest Charter 08 leader to be formally charged
Dissident and former university professor Liu Xiaobo was arrested for allegedly inciting subversion after he signed Charter 08, an appeal calling on the government to implement democracy, religious freedom and human rights and thus save the country’s economic progress.
Bao Tong: The verdict against Liu Xiaobo marks the end of the Chinese constitution
The author of Charter 08 on trial yesterday for "subversion", awaits his verdict tomorrow. Condemning Liu means condemning freedom of expression that is defended in the Chinese constitution. The Party with its "arbitrary and monopolistic" exercise of power is the real "subversive".
Another pro-democracy dissident arrested
Yang Lin has already spent a year in hard labour for signing 'Charter 08', the constitutional manifesto co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize Liu Xiaobo. He could now get five years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power". Hopes for a new dispensation under Xi Jinping's leadership are fast fading.
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