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May 14, 2017

North Korea arrests another professor from the U.S. over charges of allegedly being hostile to the state. Professor Kim Hak Song was detained on May 6. He is the fourth American to be arrested by the North Korean state. Three other US citizens are currently held in Nor...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong