Liu Xiaobo

Activists Hold Vigil for Victims of 1994 Cuban Mass Drowning, Including Infant

Members of the Cuban exile community, organized by the Center for a Free Cuba, held a moment of silence to observe the anniversaries of communist murders on Monday, including the drowning of dozens in the July 13, 1994, tugboat massacre, the killing of Christian dissidents Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, and the death of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

N367120 08: A mural of Elian Gonzalez was carried by supporters to the home of his Miami, Florida relatives Monday evening, and now hangs on a wall of a home next to the relatives of Elian, in Miami April 5, 2000. Attorneys for the Miami family and the U. S. …

Hong Kong Holds Massive Vigil for Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Hong Kong held a huge candlelight vigil in Victoria Park on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The event displeases Beijing, which has done what it can to suppress attendance and warn participants away from incendiary criticism of the Communist government.

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has seen tens of thousands gather at the candlelit vigil in Victoria Park since 1990

China Keeps Wives of Famous Dissidents Under House Arrest

Li Wenzu’s sixty-mile march to demand answers about the fate of her imprisoned husband Wang Quanzhang was cut short on Tuesday, as she was scooped up by plainclothes police and deposited back at her home under house arrest. Meanwhile, China once again postponed discussions to allow Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, to emigrate to a free country. Liu Xia has effectively been under house arrest for eight years and counting.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, a man films Li Wenzu, left, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, holds a paper that reads "Release Liu Ermin" as she and supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activists stage a protest outside the Tianjin No. 2 …

Chinese Censors Struggle to Block Social Media Salutes to Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese government worked very hard to erase the existence of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, making it a criminal offense merely to mention his name. Nevertheless, Chinese citizens are finding clever ways to dodge the Beijing Internet police, celebrating the life of the famed democracy activist and mourning his death in custody this week.

HONG KONG - JUNE 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Pro-democracy protesters holds a sit-in demanding the release of activist Liu Xiaobo on the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 29, 2017 in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong between June …

Death of Liu Xiaobo Highlights China’s Human Rights Violations

2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died in Chinese custody at age 61 on Thursday, reportedly of multiple organ failure due to liver cancer. His treatment is a devastating indictment of China’s human rights abuses and should bring increased international attention to how the authoritarian regime in Beijing silences dissenters.

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Ted Cruz Slams China’s Population Control Policy

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted China’s human rights record and asked for unanimous consent to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” after the Nobel Peace Prize winner imprisoned on charges of inciting state subversion.

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