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January 9, 2019

Reports suggest that Emirati professor and economist Nasser bin Ghaith’s health is severely deteriorating as he continues his hunger strike, which has lasted for over 90 days. He has, for example, lost over 20 kilograms (~45 pounds) and is now only able to walk with th...

December 1, 2015

Nearly four months after his arrest, Dr Naser bin Ghaith's family have still no idea where he was taken, why he was arrested and what charges he may be facing. The family are terrified of speaking to the press or raising his case with the authorities. There has been no...

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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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