Chinese Nobel Prize Winner Supporters Rally on Christmas in Hong Kong
Posted by Author on December 25, 2010
NTD TV, Dec. 25, 2010 –
A group of people marched in Hong Kong to demand the Chinese regime release jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo on Saturday (December 25), the one-year anniversary of his imprisonment.
Holding banners reading ‘Free Liu Xiaobo’ and dressed in Christmas costumes, some 30 supporters gathered at a police station and made their way to the communist party liaison office.
Under heavy police presence, the demonstrators chanted “Support Charter 08” and called for the release of Liu and other “prisoners of conscience.”
Lee Cheuk-yan who attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo earlier this month said the detaining of Liu Xiaobo and other dissidents was illegal.
[Lee Cheuk-yan, Deputy Chairman, the Alliance]:
“It’s very disappointed that after the Nobel Prize ceremony which is actually now over, there are still lots of dissidents being arrested and put under house arrest. So, I think the government is still very nervous and we are very disappointed that without any lawful reason, still detain lots of dissidents. And we are demanding for the release of Liu Xiaobo and all dissidents concerned.”
Liu is an intellectual and co-author of “Charter 08,” a petition calling for sweeping political reforms and freedoms, which put him at odds with communist bureaucrats.
Last year on December 25, Beijing Intermediate Court sentenced Liu to 11 years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights, under several charges of “inciting subversion of state power.”
The Chinese communist party has denounced the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu as an “obscenity” and has launched a torrent of diplomatic criticism about Norway.
– NTD TV
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