Twittering from China

You may have heard that this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is Liu Xiaobo, who is locked up and serving an 11-year prison sentence for political activism in China. His crimes include demanding political reform, human rights guarantees and an independent judicial system in his country, according to The New York Times.

Liu Xiaobo’s wife was allowed to visit him on Sunday. After she went home, she was placed under house arrest. She was not allowed to make or receive any phone calls.

But she was able to post on Twitter! She wrote about her meeting with Liu Xiaobo. Read or listen to the story here. It is interesting to see how many people are tweeting about Liu Xia — in German, French, Spanish, and many other languages!

Sadly, the whereabouts of Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel laureate, are now unknown. She has disappeared. Or has she? This article from Tuesday (today) says she is still under house arrest in her home.

Update (Oct. 13): The video above is from Al Jazeera. Read their article.


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