HRF annuncia la sua adesione al Comitato internazionale per il supporto a Liu Xiaobo

Alla vigilia della cerimonia del Nobel per la pace 2011 la Human Rights Foundation (HRF) annuncia la sua adesione al Comitato internazionale per il supporto a Liu Xiaobo. Il Comitato intende difendere e sostenere il rilascio del Premio Nobel Liu Xioabo e di sua moglie Liu Xia, entrambi detenuti in Cina.Segue articolo in inglese:

Two days before the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, five Nobel Peace Prize Winners and human rights personalities have launched together an International Committee of Support to Liu Xiaobo, the prominent intellectual rewarded in 2010 by the Nobel Committee “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” The international community seems to have forgotten that a year after the award ceremony, Liu Xiaobo remains in prison in China and in harsh conditions. He is today the only Nobel Laureate in prison. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams and Arch. Desmond Tutu agreed to join the efforts of this independent committee to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo. The Nobel Winners are also mindful of the fate of his family, including his wife Liu Xia who has been under house arrest for over a year in Beijing, without trial or administrative decision. After an international wave of intimidation, the Beijing authorities are focusing their pressure on the family and friends of Liu Xiaobo in order to reduce them to silence. Unfortunately, the sentencing to 11 years in prison seems to be forgotten slowly but steadily outside China. The International Support Committee, composed of intellectuals, artists, experts on China and human rights activists, is aiming to inform, to defend and advocate for the release of the first Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Its actions are addressed to governments, international organizations and the world’s public opinion. The Committee calls on all those committed to freedom of thought and opinion to join the Committee in its efforts to obtain the release of Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xiaobo was sentenced on 25 December 2009, to 11 years imprisonment for “power subversion.” He is currently detained at the Jinzhou prison – Liaoning province.

Contact: comiteliuxiaobo@gmail.com

Fonte: Humanrightsfoundation.org, 9 dicembre 2011

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