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U.N. rights chief seeks meeting with China over Liu Xiaobo's widow

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody.

UN rights chief pressures China on dissident widow's fate

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he plans to meet with Chinese officials to push for assurances that the widow of late dissident Liu Xiaobo will be allowed to leave China. Zeid came under fierce criticism from Beijing...Show More Summary

Russian president pays visit to one of his fiercest critics

President Vladimir Putin has paid a rare visit to a Russian human rights icon to congratulate her on her 90th birthday. Lyudmila Alexeyeva is a dissident who challenged the Soviet … Click to Continue »

1975: Dr. Mohamed Forna, former Finance Minister of Sierra Leone

On this date in 1975, Dr. Mohamed Forna and other Sierra Leone dissidents were executed as traitors. A medical doctor who entered politics and was Minister of Finance in the government of the All People’s Congress (APC) from 1968-1970, Forna grew disenchanted with the parasitical kleptocracy of Siaka Stevens and, with another ex-state minister, Ibrahim […]

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death

The death of longtime democratic activist Liu Xiaobo has sent China's censorship regime into high gear, as the country cracks down on images, text, and keywords that relate to the poet, author, and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. The post Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Dissident's Burial at Sea Has Unintended Consequence

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's supporters say that in casting his ashes into the sea, the Chinese government hoped to deprive them of a permanent resting place to hold dear. What it did instead was create the world's biggest memorial, say those supporters, who plan to gather next to and even...

Researchers Say Chinese Government Now Censoring Images In One-To-One Chat

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It looks like China is continuing to set the gold standard for internet censorship. For a long time, the Great Firewall has been actively censoring content based on keywords. Activists and dissidents have worked around this filtering...Show More Summary

Liu Xiaobo and the Meaning of Chinese Patriotism

Jiayang Fan on the legacy of the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday of late-stage liver cancer while serving an eleven-year prison sentence.

Dark days for China's democracy dream

The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat. The...Show More Summary

On Life and Death in China

Perry Link is one of the great China scholars of our time. There have been two main sides to his career, I think: He is a scholar of literature and language; and he has been an ally of dissidents. I wrote about him in a 2012 piece, “Scholars...Show More Summary

China increases censorship efforts after death of political dissident

Following the death of Liu Xiaobo last week, China is apparently cracking down on anything which mentions his name on social media. Liu Xiaobo, a long-time political prisoner in China, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for “his...Show More Summary

Thousands march in Hong Kong in memory of Liu Xiaobo

4 days agoNews : Trending Now

Thousands took to the streets of central Hong Kong Saturday night holding candles as they marched in memory of pro-democracy Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Veteran activists led the solemn gathering which wove its way from the commercial heart of Hong Kong Island to China's liaison office, with some marchers in tears. Show More Summary

Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet Dissident Writer Who Inscribed Poetry On Soap With Burnt Matchsticks, Has Died At 63

Speaking of persistence: "Sentenced in 1983, on her 29th birthday, to the seven-year maximum term for 'anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda,' Ms. Ratushinskaya composed some 250 poems in prison, many drafted with burned matchsticks on bars of soap. She memorized them and smuggled them on cigarette paper through her husband to the West, where they were […]

Is China afraid of Liu Xiaobo's legacy?

Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo is no more, but his writings and his ideas will survive.

Fate of Chinese dissident's widow worries friends

Friends of the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were worried about the fate of his widow on Sunday, with no signs that authorities had freed her after the dissident's sea burial. Close friends lost touch with the poet Liu Xia after her husband died on Thursday of liver cancer aged 61 while he was in police custody at a hospital in northeast China. Show More Summary

Thousands march in Hong Kong to remember Liu Xiaobo

the pro-democracy Chinese dissident died on Thursday while serving an 11-year prison sentence.

How scared is China's government of political dissent?

China's most prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer but many hold the Chinese government responsible.

Martyrs of freedom

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a prominent dissident enraged one of the most powerful countries in world .

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives...Show More Summary

China pressures Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

China piled pressure on Botswana on Saturday over a scheduled visit to the southern African country by the Dalai Lama, who it considers a dissident separatist threat. Botswana's President Ian Khama announced on Wednesday he would meet the Tibetan spiritual leader during his visit to the country next month, prompting a stern response from Beijing. Show More Summary

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