Mr. Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, has long been persisting on a non-violent approach to fight for human rights and call for political reform. Since the 1989 pro-democracy movement, he has lost his personal freedom for more than 12 years just for striving for China’s democracy and freedom. He has spent nearly 5,000 days in detention centers, labor camps and prisons. He gets 4 more years of incarceration ahead of him.
Mr. Liu Xiaobo was forcibly taken away on December 8th, 2008. On December 25th, 2009, because of his drafting “Charter 08″ and the subsequent petition movement, he was convicted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the crime “inciting subversion of state power". He was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment. In 2010, he became the first Chinese dissident to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nobel Committee gave the following reasons why Mr. Liu Xiaobo was selected for the Peace Prize. Mr. Liu was honored for his “striving for a lasting and non-violent struggle for basic human rights in China. Even though he was in prison, Liu Xiaobo has become a symbol and monument of China’s human rights struggle." Not only does this praise affirming Xiaobo, but also affirming all those people who have been courageously fighting for democracy under the dictatorship of the CCP.
Until today, Xiaobo has been imprisoned for 7 years. We do not forget him, nor let the international community forget him.
The Alliance launches the “Release Liu Xiaobo Photo Campaign”, and demands the CCP to release Liu XiaoBo immediately. Each photo represents a call and a force. We firmly believe that only could we join forces, we would bring the change!