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Free Liu Xia: Wife Of Nobel Winner Under House Arrest (VIDEO)

Free Liu Xia: Wife Of Nobel Winner Under House Arrest (VIDEO)

Liu Xia, the wife of Liu Xiaobo, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has been placed under house arrest in her Beijing apartment. She’s been there ever since she visited her husband in prison to inform him about the award.

Liu Xia was permitted to meet her husband after the announcement of this prestigious award, reported here two weeks ago, and she told followers that her husband was dedicating the prize to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

But since returning from that visit, she has not been allowed to leave her apartment and her phone has been cut off. She joins more than 30 Chinese intellectuals who have been detained, warned or placed under surveillance since the Nobel committee announced that it was giving the award to Liu.

Free Liu Xia! Click here to tell the Chinese government to give Liu Xia her freedom.

Watch China’s reaction to the news of the Nobel Prize award:

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12:31AM PDT on Oct 30, 2010

i admire people who can face the consequences of the belief they are fighting for.we notice these people and hope to immitate them because of these persecutions.all we can do is pray that they can finish what they have started,and fight a good fight!and follow their examples if we can...keep up the faith.

5:27PM PDT on Oct 29, 2010

Typical of China. With their appalling record on human rights, is anyone surprised by this? Unfortunately, it is such a self-sufficient country there is little anyone can do. I wish it were not the case. We mustn't stop the pressure though, as it must help Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia, knowing that others care.

9:54AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

Free them both!

9:20AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

This sort of behavior by China is why it deeply concerns me that according to Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University, "China probably holds about $1.7 trillion in U.S. government debt." This is a disaster in the making and I don't know about you; but I didn't agree to it.

7:41AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

China should be ashamed. The prestigious Nobel award should suffice to garner positive world attention; instead, a huge negative light is shining upon China's mistreatment of human rights activists and intellectuals. I still don't understand why the Olympic Committee chose China as the 2008 host country.

8:16PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

Action taken with disgust!

7:34PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

Signed! Thank you for the possibility to do that! Looks like nothing will ever change in China.

2:49PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

Signed!

12:59PM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

signed.

10:32AM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

I have nothing to say about China. America treats Mexicans and Arabs EXACTLY the same way... so? I can't even say anymore that we are better than that.

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