Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

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The Chinese government must release activist Wu Gan immediately and unconditionally. Its persecution of Wu, including his trial on August 14, punishes him for his exercise of free speech and peaceful assembly.

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Seven Confirmed Detained for Mourning Liu Xiaobo, Whereabouts of Liu Xia Remain Unknown

Seven Confirmed Detained for Mourning Liu Xiaobo, Whereabouts of Liu Xia Remain Unknown

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Police have detained, questioned, and searched the homes of citizens who commemorated Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) after he passed away on July 13. Authorities have clamped down on public expressions of mourning for Liu. Calls continue for the government to lift its restrictions on Liu Xia (刘霞), the dissident’s widow, who (read more…)

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Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

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We mourn the death of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, and prisoner of conscience. Liu passed away from multiple organ failure today under police custody. CHRD urges the international community to do everything possible to free Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo’s wife and the love of his life.

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Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

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The Chinese government must free Liu Xiaobo, allow him to reunite with his family, and ensure he immediately receives medical treatment by doctors—and in the location—of his own choosing.

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Charter 08’s Legacy & China’s Failure to Honor Human Rights Obligations

Charter 08’s Legacy & China’s Failure to Honor Human Rights Obligations

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December 10, 2013, marked the 5th anniversary of Charter 08—a manifesto on human rights and democracy in China—and the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Unfortunately, that day of great inspiration was marred because the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波), continued to languish in (read more…)

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Empty Chair Remains Empty: Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Languishes in Prison

Empty Chair Remains Empty: Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Languishes in Prison

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One year after the writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize, CHRD called for his release from prison and also freedom for his wife, the poet Liu Xia, being held under tight house arrest.

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Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)

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Liu Xiaobo, the Beijing-based writer, intellectual, dissident, and human rights activist, died on July 13, 2017, not long after being issued medical parole, and over eight-and-a-half years into an 11-year prison sentence. In October 2010, the imprisoned Liu became the first Chinese citizen awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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China’s Charter 08

China’s Charter 08

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A hundred years after the writing of China’s first constitution, “Charter 08” called for an end to essential features of the country’s political system, including one-party rule, and their replacement with a system based on human rights and democracy.

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