» 01/07/2011, 00.00
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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Many mainlanders also participated in the service. A group of party elders urge leaders to grant proper funeral honours to former leader who was ousted after Tiananmen.
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All set for Szeto Wah’s funeral in Hong Kong
Tiananmen student protest leaders will not take part in tomorrow’s ceremony at St Andrew’s Baptist Church. It is unclear whether Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang will attend. Local media slam the government for denying dissidents a visa, an insult to Hong Kong.
Beijing’s paranoia over Liu Xiaobo
A week before the award ceremony is to take place, Chinese authorities are still arresting dissidents and pro-democracy activists. The Communist government says it will be difficult to maintain “friendly relations” with Norway.
After the Nobel to Liu, a retrial is a possibility
For Chinese authorities, some foreign powers are using the award as “to attack China”. Liu’s wife says that now he is better treated in prison—she is considering demanding a retrial.
Liu Xia shouts they are not free
The wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo leaves her house for the first time in two and a half years of illegal house arrest to attend her brother's fraud trial. She tells reporters who want to know whether her husband will be free that neither is free.
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