Without A Tomb To Sweep: The Death of Liu Xiaobo
Since the founding of this blog, Liu Xiaobo has been in jail. His crime? His speech. And in examining the Chinese government's cruel response to Liu's death, it is speech that this aspiring superpower continues to fear. Liu Xiaobo was not a murderer, a terrorist, and or even a revolutionary. He was merely a Chinese activist, academic and public intellectual that for close to 30 years, used his pen to call upon the Chinese government to live up to its commitment to human rights; a commitment that China has agreed to by signing on to certain international treaties; a commitment that was written into the amended Chinese Constitution in 2004.
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