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Search Results Detail for 'Liu Xiaobo'
 
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2004-03114   Ethnic Group: Han?
Detention Status: DET   Sex: M
Issue Category: spch   Age at Detention: 52
Main Name: Liu Xiaobo   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 刘晓波 Occupation: professor, literature
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen):   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name: Liu Xiaobo   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: Haidian Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2008/12/08
Current Prison: Jinzhou Prison
Sentence Length (Years): 11
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Liaoning Province
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Dalian Shi (pref.)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Jinzhou Dist.
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri/sent-app   Formal Arrest Date: 2009/06/23
Trial Court: Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2009/12/23
Sentence Court: Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2009/12/25
Appeal Court:   Appeal Date: 2009/12/29
Appeal Ruling Court: Beijing High People's Court   Appeal Ruling Date: 2010/02/11
Charge (Statute): CL97-art105(2)   Sent. Ends Per PRC: 2020/06/21
  Actual Date Released:
Short Summary
On December 25, 2009, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced prominent intellectual Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison for inciting subversion. The Beijing High People’s Court denied his appeal on February 11, 2010. Prosecutors said Liu drafted and organized Charter 08, signed by thousands of Chinese and calling for political reform and protection of human rights. Liu was also punished for six essays he wrote that were posted on overseas Web sites. The essays were critical of Chinese Communist Party rule but did not advocate violence; one specifically called for non-violence. The 54-year-old Liu was taken into custody on December 8, 2008, a day before Charter 08 was released. He was kept in residential surveillance under conditions that violated Chinese law and arrested on June 23, 2009. Liu was detained in 1989 after the Tiananmen protests and served three years reeducation through labor for his writings in 1996. He is serving his sentence at the Jinzhou Prison in Liaoning province. On October 8, 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Liu the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010.