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Release Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia
  • Petitioned Wang Shunqing

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Chinese Consulate to Germany
Wang Shunqing
Chinese Consulate to the UK
Li Rui You
Chinese Consulate to Spain
Yan Banghua
Chinese Ambassador to the US
Zhang Yesui
Chinese Ambassador to Australia
Chen Yuming
Chinese Ambassador to Canada
Zhang Junsai
Chinese Ambassador to Mexico
Zeng Gang
Chinese Ambassador to Japan
Cheng Yonghua
Chinese Leader Xi Jinping
Chinese Consulate to France
Zhang Guobin
Chinese Consulate to Italy
Liang Hui
Chinese Ambassador to the Netherlands
Zhang Jun
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal
Yang Houlan
Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia
Wang Xiaolong
Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand
Xu Jianguo
Chinese Ambassador to Finland
Huang Xing
Chinese Ambassador to Portugual
Zhang Beisan
Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR
Zhang Xiaoming
Chinese Ambassador to Belgium
Liao Liqiang
Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia
Chai Xi

Release Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia

    1. Petition by

      Amnesty International

Liu Xiaobo is a prominent Chinese intellectual, democracy activist, and the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. As a fellow Nobel laureate, Amnesty International is asking you to stand with us and 134 other Nobel Laureates in signing a petition started by Desmond Tutu in demanding Chinese leader Xi Jinping to release Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia, who is under house arrest.
Dr. Liu, a long-time rights activist, received an 11-year prison sentence in 2009 after he helped write Charter ’08, a political manifesto, which promoted peaceful democratic reform and called for greater respect for fundamental human rights in China and an end to one party rule. After arresting Dr. Liu, police held him without charge or access to an attorney for six months. At trial, the government prevented Dr. Liu’s wife, foreign diplomats, and the press from attending.

On October 8, 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee took the bold step of awarding Dr. Liu its Peace Prize in recognition of his “long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.”

Instead of celebrating a great award bestowed on one of its citizens, Chinese police placed Dr. Liu’s wife, Liu Xia, under house arrest without any charges or legal due process, and they prevented diplomats and journalists from meeting with her.

Two years later, both Dr. Liu and Liu Xia remain in detention. Despite the United Nations saying Dr. Liu’s imprisonment and Liu Xia’s house arrest violate international law, the government continues to close them off from the outside world.

This flagrant violation of the basic right to due process and free expression must be publicly and forcefully confronted by the international community. That is why Amnesty International and 134 fellow Nobel Laureates have joined together to call for their immediate and unconditional release.

Join us by signing this petition to incoming Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We are confident that your participation will send a clear message to the Chinese government that the continued detention of the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and his wife—in clear violation of their rights to freedom of expression and due process of law—will not be tolerated by the international community. Join us in letting China’s new leadership know that fundamental human rights must be respected everywhere.

It’s time to release Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia.

Amnesty International

A global movement of human rights supporters and activists.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kenneth Johnston GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      It is horrible to see a Nobel Peace prize winner imprisoned and it shows how twisted China's Regime is.

      • 7 months ago

      votre courage est exemplaire

    • carolina vanpuffelen DALMSHOLTE, NETHERLANDS
      • 8 months ago

      No one innocent should be kept prisoner in her own house

    • Bradley Marshall LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      it is illegal to imprison them

      • 10 months ago

      People should not be prisoned for their opinions. As long as they have reasons to support their arguments, their voice should be honoured.


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