Tell Liu Xia that she is not alone




What happened?


Liu Xia is an artist and poet. Since her late husband Liu Xiaobo had received the Nobel Peace Price in 2010, she has been living under illegall house arrest in China.


After her husband died of cancer in 2017, she still faces surveillance and restrictions by the Chinese authorities. Her health is in a bad condition, as she suffers from clinical depression. Under house arrest, nobody can help her.


"Now, I have nothing to be afraid of. If I can't leave, I'll die in my home. Xiaobo is gone, and there's nothing for me now."


Despite the Chinese authorities have promised Liu Xia that she would be able to leave the country and seek treatment abroad, the promises have never been fulfilled. What is worse, the authorities first create wishful thinking, and then break their promises again and again.


The Chinse government must immediately release Liu Xia from illegal house arrest, meet with her family and friends, and allow her travel abroad for medical treatment.

Our calls

#FreeLiuXia. Sign the petition now. 

Demand the Chinese government to:

  • End the illegal house arrest, surveillance and harassment of Liu Xia and allow her to travel freely;  
  • Take effective measures to ensure that all human rights defenders and their families, including Liu Xia, can carry out their peaceful activities without fear of hindrance, intimidation, arbitrary detention or imprisonment, in line with the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;  
  • Take effective measures to ensure the right to freedom of expression is upheld and in line with Chinese constitutional guarantees and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which China has signed and repeatedly stated its intention to ratify.
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