Liu Xiaobo Nobel Laureate Dies in Prison

Hero: Liu Xiaobo 

Sources: BBC, Huffington Post,  Xinhua English NewsSouth China Morning Post
Last words:  ‘Live on well’


  • Headlines:
    • BBC | Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies
    • Huffington Post: 劉暁波氏が死去 中国民主化運動の象徴、ノーベル平和賞の人権活動家 その足跡を振り返る
    •  Xinhua English News: NO STORY – propaganda
    • South China Morning Post| ‘Live on well’: fury, farewells and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s last words to his wife

 2010 Nobel lecture: ‘I have no enemies

“Hatred can rot away at a person’s intelligence and conscience. Enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation, incite cruel mortal struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and hinder a nation’s progress toward freedom and democracy.

“That is why I hope to be able to transcend my personal experiences as I look upon our nation’s development and social change, to counter the regime’s hostility with utmost goodwill, and to dispel hatred with love…”

 

BBC: Nobel Laureate Dies in Chinese Prison

Liu Xiaobo played a significant role in the Tiananmen Square student protests of June 1989, which ended in bloodshed when they were quashed by government troops.

The 11-year jail term was handed down in 2009 after he compiled, with other intellectuals, the “Charter 08 manifesto”. It called for an end to one-party rule and the introduction of multi-party democracy.

Mr. Liu was found guilty of trying to overthrow the state.

He was a pro-democracy figurehead for activists outside mainland China, although many of his compatriots were unaware of his struggles because the authorities rigorously censored news about him.


News ignored by Government controlled Press

As if to offset, yet prove, the validity of Mr. Liu’s Life and Message, a weak self-congratulatory editorial  claimed   “China scores new achievements in judicial protection of human rights – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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