Nobel Laureates, China Scholars Call for Liu Xiaobo’s Release

first_img Help by sharing this information December 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Nobel Laureates, China Scholars Call for Liu Xiaobo’s Release ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Organisation News Follow the news on China RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisoncenter_img News ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Leading writers, China scholars,lawyers, and human rights advocates from around the world today arereleasing a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao urging the writerLiu Xiaobo’s immediate and unconditional release. Liu is one of some300 original signatories of Charter 08, a call for the rule of law andrespect for human rights in China.A literary critic and former professor of literature, Liu Xiaobo hasbeen held in incommunicado detention since December 8, 2008. HumanRights Watch has pointed out that the detention of Liu Xiaobo isarbitrary and violates the minimum procedural guarantees specifiedunder Chinese law. Over 30 signatories of Charter 08 have beenquestioned, summoned by the police, or put under surveillance sinceLiu’s arrest.”Liu Xiaobo is the most significant Chinese dissident case in adecade,” said Brad Adams, Asia director for Human Rights Watch.”Jailing Liu might serve as a warning to other dissidents, but itwould also indicate a political hardening that runs against thecurrent aspirations of the Chinese people.”The list of prominent signatories of the letter to President Huincludes top China academics, legal experts, and writers and Nobelprize winners, including Salman Rushdie, Umberto Eco, Nadine Gordimer,Seamus Heaney, Carlo Ginzburg, Wole Soyinka, and Hari Kunzru.For the full text of the letter and signatories, please visit:http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/12/22/letter-consortium-release-liu-xiaobo-chinas-president-hu-jintaoFor an English translation of Charter 08, please visit:http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22210 June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more