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Search Results Detail for 'Liu Xia'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2010-00629   Ethnic Group:
Detention Status: HOUSE?   Sex: F
Issue Category: spch/info   Age at Detention: 49
Main Name: Liu Xia   Religion:
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 刘霞 Occupation:
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Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: Beijing Shi Muni. Urb. Area (pref.)
  Residence County: Haidian Dist.
Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2010/10/10
Current Prison: Beijing (general location)
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Beijing Shi (prov.)
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
Legal Process
Legal Process: PSB-house?   Formal Arrest Date:
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Short Summary
According to Human Rights in China (10 October 10), authorities confined artist and poet Liu Xia, wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, to her home following the announcement that her husband had won the Nobel Peace Prize. Liu Xia reported that this status began on October 10, 2010, after she returned from visiting her husband at Jinzhou Prison, Liaoning province. PEN American Center reported on February 22, 2011, that for more than four months Liu continued to be confined in her home with no cell phone or Internet access, unable to communicate with family or friends. In December 2012, AP reporters met with Liu Xia, who said that she had “no Internet or outside phone line and is only allowed weekly trips to buy groceries and visit her parents” (6 December 12). In late February 2014, Liu Xia was reportedly hospitalized for heart issues, then discharged. On July 13, 2017, the Shenyang Municipal Justice Bureau in Liaoning province announced that Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer that day. Although Liu Xia reportedly was by her husband's side during his last days, security officials maintained constant surveillance in the hospital room (HRW, 13 July 17).