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Photos from our event at Ralph Bunche Park, NYC
Dear President Obama, I am a Chinese intellectual, a mother who lost her beloved son in the June Fourth Massacre in Beijing 20 years ago. First, I would like to congratulate you on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize this year, and I look forward to your outstanding contributions to maintaining world...
Translation by HRIC. On December 10, 2009, the day the Beijing Municipal Intermediate People’s Procuratorate indicted Liu Xiaobo, 165 signers of Charter 08 issued an online statement claiming shared responsibility with Liu Xiaobo for any punishment imposed. Other signers of Charter 08 actively...
HRIC Interview On January 19, 2010, Václav Havel—playwright and former dissident who became the last president of Czechoslovakia and later the first president of the Czech Republic—spoke with HRIC executive director Sharon Hom about Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 , and the difficult process of democratic...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translated by HRIC, based on a translation by Paul Frank. When the Communist Party of China (CPC) boss Hu Jintao made his first official visit to the United States [in April 2006], he followed the old low-key pragmatic approach the CPC regime had adopted in its relations with the U...
Liu Xiaobo 2007 Translated by J. Latourelle It has been nearly two months since the shocking news of the “black kilns” run on slave labor in Shanxi came to light. But consider the storm of public opinion at home and abroad demanding greater accountability; or the numerous instructions, the staff,...
Translation by HRIC. Beijing Municipal High People’s Court Criminal Division, Final Verdict No. 64 (2010) Original Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
Liu Xiaobo, a prominent independent intellectual in China, is a long-time advocate of political reform and human rights in China, and an outspoken critic of the Chinese communist regime. Liu has been detained, put under house arrest, and imprisoned many times for his writing and activism.
Defense Statement of the First Instance Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Wen Huang. The Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, Criminal Justice Court No. 1 1 The Honorable Presiding Judge and Judicial Officers:

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