Thursday, 24 December 2009

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo, a 53-year-old poet, literary critic and former professor previously jailed for nearly two years for his role in the 1989 student-led protests at Tiananmen Square. is on trial again in Beijing. His role in promulgating Charter 08, a manifesto in favour of Chinese political freedom, is the chief reason for the government’s latest attempt to silence Liu.

UPDATE Liu Xiaobo has been sentenced to 11 years in jail.

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