Chinese authorities have been holding Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, under house arrest in her Beijing apartment since she visited her husband in prison to inform him about the award.
Authorities have not charged her with any crime.
Liu is denied telephone access, visitors, and legal aid, and may only leave her home when escorted by police car. She has been warned to not speak on behalf of her husband to anyone or give any interviews regarding the award.
Her husband is serving 11 years in a northeast Chinese prison for ôincitement to weaken state powerö with Charter 08, a publication asking for more democratic freedom from the Chinese government.
The Chinese government expressed outrage over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize and consider it to be disrespectful to the Chinese legal system. These are the conditions that the Chinese people face.
Tell the Chinese government to give Liu Xia her freedom.
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