Friday, December 25, 2009

Liu Xiaobo jailed by China [U]

Nicely timed to coincide with much of the world being distracted by xmas, China's jailing of human rights campaigner Liu Xiaobo comes after a trial lasting just two hours and despite calls for his release made by the EU and US.

Liu Xiaobo is a veteran of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and has been jailed before by the Chinese authorities because of his calls for freedom of assembly, expression, and religion.


And while they're in the xmas mood, the execution of Akmal Shaikh is imminent. Read about his case:

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