fredag 20. oktober 2017

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, ‘forced to travel’ ahead of China’s key Congress meeting, says NGO

Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has reportedly been taken away from Beijing “to travel,” ahead of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress this Wednesday.Liu has been under house arrest for years since her husband was jailed in 2008 after co-writing the Charter 08 manifesto, which called for democratic reforms. He died in July while under surveillance at a hospital in Shenyang. On Monday, the Hong Kong-based NGO Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy cited an unnamed family member as saying that Liu Xia was in fine health, but she had been “forced to travel” away from the capital.