Category Archives: humanrights

“Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese dissident who received the…

Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, has been moved from prison to be treated for late-stage cancer, one of his lawyers said on Monday. Mr. Liu, who had been imprisoned in northeast China, was found in late May to have advanced liver cancer and was hospitalized soon after, said the lawyer, Shang Baojun, citing Mr. Liu’s relatives. Mr. Shang said the outlook for Mr. Liu appeared grim.”

For more, see Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy, “Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Laureate, Leaves Prison for Cancer Care,” The New York Times (26 June 2017)

Image: Reuters

“Dressed as Rosie the Riveter, the icon of American women’s…

“Dressed as Rosie the Riveter, the icon of American women’s empowerment during World War II, Li Tingting’s raised fist in a photograph posted on Facebook on Monday signaled defiance — one year after the authorities detained her and four other Chinese feminists on the eve of International Women’s Day, causing an international uproar. But while the women and their lawyers continue to protest the lack of resolution in the public disorder charges against them, Ms. Li welcomed a victory in a cause that feminists have advocated for more than two decades: China’s first law against domestic violence took effect on March 1.”

For more, see Didi Kirsten Tatlow, “Year After Detentions, Chinese Feminists Mark Setbacks and Progress,” The New York Times (7 Mar 2016)

Image: Li Tingting