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.

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

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  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:

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