June 9, 2013
by Addison Morris
A Chinese court in Huairou on Sunday sentenced Liu Hui, brother-in-law of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud. The verdict is seen by many as severe and is widely believed to be an act of political persecution and retaliation ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Max Slater
Police in China arrested and detained the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on Friday on charges of fraud. Liu Hui was formally charged two weeks ago in a real estate dispute. Liu Hui's arrest may be retaliation for allegedly subversive activities by the ...[read more]
December 23, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 23, 2009, Chinese rights activist Liu Xiaobo was tried on charges of inciting subversion in a closed proceeding which lasted only two hours. Liu was formally arrested in June 2009 and had been in police custody since earlier in December 2009. Liu previously spent two years in prison ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 10, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia. Although the Prize is usually awarded in-person, Liu was unable to attend the ceremony because he is serving an 11-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. Chinese authorities ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Three human rights groups on Friday called for the release of Nobel peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned on an 11-year sentence in China for "inciting subversion of state power" and dissidence. Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 8, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Liu has been one of China's most prominent dissidents. He spent two years in prison following the ...[read more]
August 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of Chinese rights activist and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo, according to UN documents from May released Monday by Freedom Now. Liu is currently serving an 11-year prison term after being convicted on charges of ...[read more]
February 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 11, 2010, a Chinese appeals court upheld the 11-year prison sentence for democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, despite calls for his release from US and EU officials. Liu was tried in December 2009 on subversion charges in a trial that lasted two hours and was closed to foreign diplomats. Liu ...[read more]
December 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 23, 2009, Chinese rights activist Liu Xiaobo was tried on charges of inciting subversion. The trial lasted two hours and was closed to foreign diplomats. Liu, who spent two years in prison following the Tiananmen Square uprising, has challenged China's one-party rule, and co-authored ...[read more]
December 10, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Friday in Oslo, Norway. The prize was laid in an empty chair following the ceremony. It would normally be presented to either the recipient or a close relative, as has been the case with other laureates who ...[read more]

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