China Activists Breach Liu Xia's House Arrest In Beijing
I got this from Amensty International E-mail. Naurally I take on human rights issues in China. The Chinese people need to know the world is behind them.
Their meeting was brief, just three minutes long. The activists knew that back-up security would arrive at any second.
Her "crime"? Being married to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo.
His "crime"? Helping to write Charter '08, a political manifesto calling for greater respect for fundamental human rights in China through peaceful, democratic reforms.
The real crime -- that the couple was ever detained at all.
Who knows who could be listening? In a video of the meeting, Liu Xia cups her trembling hands to a fellow activist's ear, communicating only in whispers. She asks her friends to leave before security arrives -- she knows that the Chinese authorities will be quick to retaliate, should the surprise visit continue for too long.
It's been more than 26 months since Liu Xia has been able to talk to others or leave her apartment freely. We fear for her safety.
I should note that in the video Liu references "the letters". These were apparently sent through Amensty International as a means of showing support. I don't know all the details in this case other than Beijing is pissed he won Nobel for his human rights "Charter 08" paper.