Asia Mourns the Death of Influential pro-democracy Activist and 2010 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo
Seoul, Korea – On 13 July 2017, influential pro-democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo died in China while serving a long prison sentence under Chinese custody. The denial of adequate medical care that played a role in his death and the lack of humanity by keeping him away from family and friends during his passage is a clear reminder of Xiaobo’s hard advocacy for democracy and human rights.
Liu Xiaobo was one of the greatest moral voices and his call for democracy and human rights in China brought hope and empowered many in Asia. The Asia Democracy Network grieves the loss of a great democracy advocate.
We call on for the release of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia. Liu Xia should be released from her unjust house arrest and allowed to move freely as she chooses.
Liu Xiaobo will forever be a symbol of the struggle for democracy and human rights in Asia. His legacy will continue to empower democracy advocates across the world.
-Asia Democracy Network