Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiabao is presently facing a 15 year jail term. Liu’s charged with subversion – he was involved in initiating China’s Charter 08, based upon Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia. China’s Charter 08 is open and does not in any way call for the overthrow of the state but simply seeks respect for human rights.

Read more about Liu Xiaobo’s trial here.

Advertisements
Published in: on December 24, 2009 at 11:57 pm  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://johngreenwell.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/liu-xiaobo/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. Interesting stuff John. I notice that Andrew Leigh has also blogged on this topic, providing a summary of the “outrageous” demands made in Charter 08. The blog entry is available here: http://andrewleigh.com/?p=2414


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: