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October 20, 2017

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Professor Ilham Tohti, a public Uyghur intellectual and professor of economics at the Central Minorities University, was detained at the Beijing Capital International Airport on his way to the US on February 2, 2013. Tohti was later sentenced to life imprisonme...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

Guo Quan, a former associate professor at Nanjing Normal University in China, was arrested in November 2008 on charges of “subversion of state power,” then sentenced to ten years in jail in 2009. 

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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

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