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Liu Xiaobo

April 27 to June 4, 1989 Returned from Columbia University, where he was a visiting scholar, to Beijing to participate in the 1989 Democracy Movement, including the hunger strike June 6, 1989 to January 1991 Detained at Qincheng Prison in Beijing on charges of “counterrevolution” September 1989...
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...
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, 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.
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by J.
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,...
Freedom of Speech Constitution of the People’s Republic of China 1
December 10, 2009 Criminal Indictment (2009) No. 247 Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1 Defendant Liu Xiaobo: male; born December 28, 1955; identification number 210203195512285575; PhD education; Han ethnicity; unemployed; registered residence: 2-1-2 No. 5 Qingchun Street,...
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:
Liu Xiaobo 2005 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Wen Huang. A nation is composed of its people. People are the mainstay of a nation; they are also the source of national sovereignty and the owners of national interests. In a rational political system, the political power is conferred...

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