Liu Xiaobo & Liu Xia

Prisoners of Conscience

Prominent Chinese scholar and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo was charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” His wife, Liu Xia, a poet and artist, is under illegal house arrest in Beijing.

Liu Xiaobo and Lia Xia are human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience. He was given an 11-year prison sentence on December 25, 2009 simply for co-authoring a proposal for political and legal reform in China.

At the completion of the prison sentence, Liu Xiaobo will also be deprived of political rights for two years. The Beijing Municipal Higher People’s Court upheld the appeal of the prison sentence on February 11, 2010. Urge Chinese authorities to release Liu Xiaobo immediately and unconditionally.

From: Amnesty International

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