Liu Xiaobo  China

Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese writer, literary critic, human rights activist, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist one-party rule in China. He was incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning. On 26 June 2017, he was granted medical parole after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

All his works are banned in China.

In 1989 he was involved in the student movement that occupied Tiananmen Square.

Since 1989 he has been imprisoned four times.

He was sentenced in December 2009 for eleven years, charged with “spreading a message to subvert the country and authority”

Liu Xiaobo has many human rights awards including:

2010 Nobel Peace Prize

2009 Homo Homini Award – One World Film Festival

2004 Foundation de France Prize

LIU XIAOBO DIED IN CUSTODY IN A CHINESE HOSPITAL FROM LIVER CANCER ON 17th JULY 2017.......

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LIU XiAOBO      CHINA

oil on canvas   152cm x 107cm

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