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Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo's Imprisonment a Painful Reminder of China's Dictatorship

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Three Decembers ago, Mr. Liu, a university professor, was tried and sentenced to 11 years in a Chinese prison. His crime: he authored and promoted Charter 08, a manifesto that appeals for freedom of expression, democratic elections, and human rights in China.

Elijah's Empty Chair of Freedom in Oslo

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Liu Xiaobo was unable to be in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He is just one year into an 11-year jail sentence for subversion because he penned an open letter calling for democratic reforms in China.

China, the Nobel Prize and the Road to Freedom

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Siegel

Americans and the global community must keep its pressure weighing on Chinese officials to free Liu Xiaobo.

You Have Been Warned: China's "Pressure Issue"

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Novick

Beijing has become a master of the veiled threat -- using words that suggest ominous consequences but which are rarely backed up with specifics

China Moves To Indict Liu Xiaobo, Top Dissident, For Subversion

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo lobbied to abolish a vaguely worded Chinese law against subversion, but now it appears the high-profile dissident will stan...

Honoring Liu Xiaobo: 5 Reasons Why What Happens To Arrested Chinese Writer Liu Matters To Everyone

Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Larry Siems, PEN American Center Next week, PEN American Center will award one of its highest honors, the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write A...