Free Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo
Free Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo from prison !
Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese intellectual, writer, human rights activist and a political prisoner in China. On 8th December 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with Charter 08. He was formally arrested on 23rd June 2009, on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power." He was tried on the same charges on 23rd December 2009, and sentenced to 11 years imprisonment and two years deprivation of political rights on 25th December 2009. During his 4th prison term, he won the Nobel Peace Prize on 8th October 2010, for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
Article 19 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
According to Article 35 of the Chinese Constitution, the freedoms of expression and publishing are protected as well: "The citizens of
This petition is organized by “Free China from CCP Alliance Europe” and will be submitted to the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) with the Chinese New Year 2011 (3rd February 2011). We ask the European Parliament to urge the Chinese government to release Liu Xiaobo from prison immediately.