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Friday, February 11, 2011

Chinese court upheld 11-year sentence for pro-democracy activist

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 was later awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."


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Learn more about Liu Xiaobo from the JURIST news archive.




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