Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Regulars: "Liu Xia said very clearly that this sentence

handed to her brother Liu Hui is a form of political oppression," Mo added.

"From a legal point of view, this is an incorrect and unjust sentence handed down by the Huairou court," he said, citing problems both with the evidence brought against Liu Hui and the legal processes followed by the court.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Liu Xiaobo's Brother-in-Law Gets 11 Years on Fraud Charge


The relatives of prominent Chinese political prisoners have called for political reform and for the release of their loved ones ahead of a summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

"I have hope that when President Obama and President Xi Jinping meet . . . that they will reaffirm these universal values of freedom, democracy, and justice," said Lisa Peng, daughter of political activist Peng Ming, a U.S. resident who is currently serving a life sentence in a Chinese jail after being seized by secret police while in Thailand.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Prisoners' Relatives Call for Reform Ahead of US-China Talks


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