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‘Now the Lapis Lazuli vase is smashed’: Tibetan intellectuals on the death of Liu Xiaobo

August 10, 2017

Tibetan intellectuals have posted moving tributes online to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, whose death on July 13, 2017 was condemned worldwide. “In a free country, such a man would be cherished as dearly as the eyes on our foreheads and hearts in our chests, but instead […] he was smashed on the rocks and broken into pieces,” wrote one.

Immediately following his death, a number of Tibetan writers posted emotional tributes to Liu Xiaobo, whose wife Liu Xia, is still missing. Most of the writers refer to him by a Tibetan term meaning of ‘great’ or ‘noble’ birth, with one blogger likening him to a bodhisattva.

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Liu Xiaobo’s death an indelible blot in the history of Chinese Communist Party

July 13, 2017

The international Campaign for Tibet offers our deepest condolences to Liu Xia and her family on the passing away of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo.

In life as well as in death Liu Xiaobo represented the best of what China can be.

Unfortunately, by not heeding to domestic and international humanitarian requests to respect the will of Liu Xiaobo to be treated abroad, the Chinese Government continues to clearly show that it does not deserve to be considered as a major world power as it purports to be.

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European Parliament calls for the release of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and regrets that failure of the EU to deliver an Item 4 Statement at the UN’s Human Rights Council

July 7, 2017

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on July 6, 2017 calling on the Chinese government to immediately release the ailing Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest and to seek medical treatment “wherever they wish”.

The resolution called “on the Chinese Government to release, immediately and unconditionally, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest and allow him to obtain medical treatment wherever they wish.” It also urged “the Chinese authorities to allow Lui Xiaobo unrestricted access to family, friends, and legal counsel”.

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ICT concerned by report about Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s health; maintains China has the responsibility to provide necessary treatment

June 27, 2017

The International Campaign for Tibet is deeply concerned by the news of the illness of Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo and maintains that the Chinese Government now has the responsibility to see that he gets the necessary medical attention.

Liu Xiaobo, sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2009 allegedly for “inciting subversion of state power”, was recently granted medical parole.

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China: Obama Should Publicly Call for Individuals’ Releases

October 30, 2014

Nine Organizations Urge Tough Approach to Deteriorating Rights Environment

(New York, October 30, 2014) — In a letter released today, nine leading non-governmental organizations urge President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. President Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 12.

The letter urges President Obama to publicly call for the releases of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia; Uighur economist and advocate of interethnic dialogue Ilham Tohti; human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who is not free despite having been released from prison; and Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist leader whose health is reportedly deteriorating after a decade in prison.

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ICT joins in observing 2nd anniversary of Nobel Prize to Liu Xiaobo

Representatives of the International Campaign for Tibet joined an event in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2012 at 12 Noon to celebrate second anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize Award to literary critic, writer and political activist Liu Xiaobo. The event was planned to coincide with a “dinner” for Liu […]

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ICT report shows one Europe with many voices on Liu Xiaobo

ICT report shows one Europe with many voices on Liu Xiaobo; Calls on EU Foreign Policy Chief Ashton to attend Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony A new ICT report released today at the European Parliament points to a diversity of reactions in the European Union to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize and calls on foreign policy […]

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Tibetan writer is signatory to protest letter about political prisoners

The Tibetan writer Woeser and her Chinese husband Wang Lixiong were among more than 100 signatories to a letter signed by writers, activists, and lawyers and published yesterday urging the government to release the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and other political prisoners. (The Washington Post, Letter: On Liu Xiaobo and the Nobel Peace […]

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International Campaign for Tibet celebrates Liu Xiaobo’s win of the Nobel Peace Prize

ICT congratulates imprisoned writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo on being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize today. Liu Xiaobo represents an undeniable and irrepressible sector of Chinese civil society who recognize that the PRC cannot truly achieve great power status until all peoples living under its rule enjoy a full measure of rights […]

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“China’s conscience” favorite to win Nobel Peace Prize

Imprisoned writer Liu Xiaobo, often described as “China’s conscience” has been named as a London bookmaker’s favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow. Liu Xiaobo, who has written prominently on Tibet, has demonstrated a lifetime’s commitment to the social ideals he came to enshrine in Charter 08. Bestowing the Nobel Peace Prize on Liu […]

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