Chinese Writer Moved From Detention Center to Prison

| 6/3/2010 11:10:32 AM

old prison

The Los Angeles Times’ book blog Jacket Copy has an update on the imprisonment of Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo:

On Christmas Day last year, Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in creating Charter 08, a document calling for greater freedoms and democratic reforms in China. On Tuesday, the international human rights and literary organization PEN announced that it has learned that Liu Xiaobo has been moved from a detention center in Beijing to Jinzhou Prison in Liaoning.

(Thanks, The Rumpus.)

Source: Jacket Copy

Image by waffler, licensed under Creative Commons.

Marilyn Benoit_1
6/8/2010 5:54:43 PM

About thirty years ago we were having our taxes done by a CPA who glanced at our charitable contributions and exclaimed "Amnesty International--what's that, some kind of communist front organization?" to our horror. He also made fun of Greenpeace, etc. I look at the fate of this imprisoned Chinese writer, and I wonder, what can be done? Is Amnesty involved, and why has the world not made progress?!? After all, we keep fighting war after war "for democracy" or something.... About the CPA, he died an early and unusual death. Really. We did not even have to fire him.

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