Tuesday, September 04, 2012

News at Eleven: The family of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize

winner Liu Xiaobo has dismissed rumors that he will receive an early release on medical grounds, his former lawyer said Wednesday.

China's microblogs were awash with tweets this week claiming that Liu, a democratic reform advocate who was sentenced to 11 years in jail in 2009 for subversion, had been granted early release for medical treatment and that his wife, Liu Xia, was preparing to go pick him up from Jinzhou prison in eastern China's Liaoning province.

from Radio Free Asia: Liu's Parole Rumors Rejected


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