Liu Xiaobo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36143/all en Nobel laureates urge China to release Liu Xiaobo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/nobel-laureates-urge-china-release-liu-xiaobo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 140 Nobel laureates led by archbishop Desmond Tutu urged China on Wednesday to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a rights activist jailed for subversion since 2009.</p> <p>In a letter also signed by 400,000 people from more than 130 countries, the laureates called on China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping to release Liu and his wife Liu Xia, who has not been charged but is being held under house arrest.</p> <p>The petition was being submitted to Chinese embassies and diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Berlin and London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/nobel-laureates-urge-china-release-liu-xiaobo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo Religion AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768136 at http://www.globalpost.com China Nobel winner Mo Yan 'guilty' but defiant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-guilty-but-defiant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China's government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party.</p> <p> Yan scooped the Nobel in October for what judges called his "hallucinatory realism" and has won praise from literary critics, but is also fiercely attacked by Chinese dissidents who brand him a Communist stooge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-guilty-but-defiant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Entertainment International PEN Liu Xiaobo Mo Yan Religion AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769333 at http://www.globalpost.com Anger over attack on Hong Kong journalists in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/anger-over-attack-hong-kong-journalists-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong journalists have condemned an attack on two cameramen outside the Beijing home of the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, slamming it as a violation of press freedom.</p> <p>The pair were beaten up by a group of unidentified men when they were filming an activist's attempt to visit Liu Xia, who is herself under house arrest, at her apartment building on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/anger-over-attack-hong-kong-journalists-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:01:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777858 at http://www.globalpost.com China detains Nobel winner's brother-in-law: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-detains-nobel-winners-brother-law-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese authorities have detained the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on a fraud charge, his lawyer said on Friday.</p> <p>Police detained Liu Hui in January on suspicion of committing fraud in connection with a real-estate deal, human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping told AFP, adding that the evidence of fraud was "insufficient".</p> <p>"He (Liu Hui) should face trial soon, within a month," Mo said, adding that he had been detained after becoming involved in a "civil dispute".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-detains-nobel-winners-brother-law-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797030 at http://www.globalpost.com China detains Nobel winner's brother-in-law: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-detains-nobel-winners-brother-law-lawyer-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese authorities have detained the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on a fraud charge, his lawyer said on Friday.</p> <p>Police detained Liu Hui in January on suspicion of committing fraud in connection with a real-estate deal, human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping told AFP, adding that the evidence of fraud was "insufficient".</p> <p>"He (Liu Hui) should face trial soon, within a month," Mo said, adding that he had been detained after becoming involved in a "civil dispute".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/china-detains-nobel-winners-brother-law-lawyer-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797052 at http://www.globalpost.com Wife of jailed China Nobel laureate attends trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/wife-jailed-china-nobel-laureate-attends-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo left home after years under house arrest to attend the trial of her brother who has been accused of real estate fraud, his lawyer said Tuesday.</p> <p>Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law Liu Hui went on trial in Beijing on a fraud charge connected to a real-estate deal on Tuesday, attorney Mo Shaoping said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/wife-jailed-china-nobel-laureate-attends-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822887 at http://www.globalpost.com Wife of jailed China Nobel laureate attends a trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/wife-jailed-china-nobel-laureate-attends-trial-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo appeared in public on Tuesday after years of house arrest to attend the trial of her brother, his lawyer said.</p> <p>Liu Hui went on trial in Beijing on a fraud charge connected to a real-estate deal on Tuesday, his attorney Mo Shaoping said.</p> <p>Liu Xia, who is Liu Hui's sister and Liu Xiaobo's wife, attended the hearing in what appeared to be her first trip outside her home in Beijing since being placed under house arrest after her husband was awarded the Nobel prize in 2011.</p> <p>She has not been formally charged with any crime.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/wife-jailed-china-nobel-laureate-attends-trial-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822917 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande 'sacrificing' rights on China visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/hollande-sacrificing-rights-china-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group supporting jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo on Thursday accused French President Francois Hollande of putting economic interests before human rights during his visit to China.</p> <p>"Human rights are being sacrificed for economic interests. European heads of state are going to China for money, not to promote the human rights of the Chinese people," said Emmanouil Athanasiou, the coordinator for the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/hollande-sacrificing-rights-china-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:01:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825275 at http://www.globalpost.com China Nobel winner's relative gets 11 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/china-nobel-winners-relative-gets-11-years-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud, his lawyer said.</p> <p>Police had detained Liu Hui in January on suspicion of committing fraud in connection with a real-estate deal. Attorney Mo Shaoping told AFP that Liu Hui was sentenced at a court in Beijing.</p> <p>"The sentence is based on insufficient evidence and is completely unjust," Mo said, adding that Liu would appeal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/china-nobel-winners-relative-gets-11-years-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 07:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853417 at http://www.globalpost.com Brother-in-law of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate jailed for 11 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130609/brother-law-chinese-nobel-peace-laureate-jailed-11-yea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Beijing court on Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison for fraud, Hong Kong media reported.</p> <p> The People's Court of Huairou, a district in northern Beijing, which earlier found Liu Hui guilty of fraud in a 2010 real estate deal, also fined him 10,000 yuan (about $1,630) and stripped him of his political rights for two years.</p> <p> His lawyer Mo Shaoping said Liu will appeal the case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130609/brother-law-chinese-nobel-peace-laureate-jailed-11-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo Kyodo News International Sun, 09 Jun 2013 08:31:37 +0000 Kyodo News International 5853425 at http://www.globalpost.com Brother-in-law of Chinese Nobel winner jailed for 11 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/brother-law-chinese-nobel-winner-jailed-11-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Martina</p> <p>HUAIROU, China (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud in a case that rights activists have called another example of official retribution on the Liu family.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/brother-law-chinese-nobel-winner-jailed-11-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 09 Jun 2013 04:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5853353 at http://www.globalpost.com US criticizes China over Nobel winner relative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/us-criticizes-china-over-nobel-winner-relative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Wednesday criticized China for handing an 11-year prison term to the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and called on Beijing to free the writer and his wife.</p> <p>A court in Beijing sentenced Liu Hui for alleged fraud in connection with a real estate deal. The sentence was handed Sunday just after US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a closely watched summit.</p> <p>State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the United States "is deeply concerned" over the sentencing of Liu Hui.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/us-criticizes-china-over-nobel-winner-relative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Politics AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:32:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856773 at http://www.globalpost.com Wife of jailed Nobel laureate sends open letter to Chinese Pres. Xi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130615/wife-jailed-nobel-laureate-sends-open-letter-chinese-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The wife of imprisoned Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has issued an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping disputing the recent imprisonment of her brother and challenging her house arrest order, according to a copy of the letter posted online Friday.</p> <p> "Judgment against my younger brother Liu Hui was completely unjust," Liu Xia said in the two-page handwritten letter dated June 12. "I doubt the judiciary and even the whole public power system are executing their power rightfully."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130615/wife-jailed-nobel-laureate-sends-open-letter-chinese-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Kyodo News International Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:48:34 +0000 Kyodo News International 5857492 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel laureate's wife under arrest asks China pres. for justice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130615/nobel-laureates-wife-under-arrest-asks-china-pres-justice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Jun 14 (EFE).- The wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has written a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping to complain about the almost three years of house arrest she has suffered for no other reason than being the wife of a dissident.</p> <p>In the handwritten letter, published Friday on Twitter by Liu family attorney Shang Baojun, Liu Xia tells the president that she "has been denied personal freedom since 2010," the year her husband received the Nobel prize, and "no one ever explained the reason for her house arrest."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130615/nobel-laureates-wife-under-arrest-asks-china-pres-justice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Law Liu Xiaobo Agencia EFE Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:50:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5857521 at http://www.globalpost.com China activist's relative to serve 11 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130816/china-activists-relative-serve-11-years-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese court on Friday upheld an 11-year prison sentence handed to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, a lawyer said.</p> <p>Police had detained Liu Hui in January on suspicion of committing fraud in connection with a real-estate deal.</p> <p>"The sentence was upheld, and we continue to believe this is unfair," Mo Shaoping, one of Liu Hui's attorneys, told AFP.</p> <p>Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese political activist, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "subversion" after he circulated a charter calling for democratic reforms. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130816/china-activists-relative-serve-11-years-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo AFP Fri, 16 Aug 2013 06:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5911130 at http://www.globalpost.com