Liu Xiaobo

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The Shanghai-born satirical cartoonist and artist known by his pseudonym Badiucao, who has drawn comparisons to the graffiti artist Banksy.

A prominent Chinese political cartoonist came out of the shadows lately and revealed his face for the first time, hoping the increased publicity would(...)

German novelist and poet Herta Müller reads some of Liu Xiaobo’s poems at  a memorial service for the late Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate in Gethsemane Church in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/EPA

Nearly 1,000 human rights supporters, exiled dissidents and friends of Liu Xiaobo attended Berlin’s Gethsemane Church for a calm but defiant ceremony (...)

Liu Xia: “Xiaobo is gone, and there’s nothing in the world for me now. It’s easier to die than live.” Photograph: Petar Kujundzic

Liu Xia, the widow of the late human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, says she is “ready to die” in protest at being under house arrest for over seven year(...)

Howard Lam claimed he was abducted by Chinese security officials who punched staples into his legs after he tried to pass an autographed postcard of Lionel Messi to Liu Xia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition urging China to lift restrictions on poet and artist Liu Xia, who has not been seen since the death of her(...)

Liu Xia: wife of veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo remains under house arrest. Photograph:  Reuters/David Gray

International pressure is growing to allow Liu Xia, the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, to leave the country if she wants to go (...)

Candles are formed in the shape of a heart during a vigil for Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo outside China’s consulate in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Jason Reed/ Reuters

‘Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.” So said Liu Xiaobo in his acceptance speec(...)

Candles are formed in the shape of a heart during a vigil for  Liu Xiaobo outside China’s consulate in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Calls have been made for Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, to be allowed to leave China following the dissident academic’s d(...)

 Late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo  and his wife Liu Xia photographed in Beijing on October 22nd, 2002. File photograph: Liu family handout/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Liu Xiaobo - who has died of cancer aged 61 - used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 2010 to restate a core belief he held for his whole life(...)

Pro-democracy activists stage a sit-in protest demanding the release of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, outside China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Germany has sharply criticised Chinese authorities after videos of foreign medical experts treating the seriously ill Nobel peace prize-winning dissid(...)

Chinese activists hold some of the one thousand postcards containing messages of support to be sent from the public to Liu Xiaobo. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

China has invited top medical experts from the US and Germany to help treat jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has terminal liver cance(...)

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