12/13/2017

Urgent Action: Health Fears for Poet Under Illegal House Arrest (China: UA 270.17)


Liu Xia, a poet, an artist and the widow of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, wrote a letter expressing her deep depression and loneliness under house arrest. According to reports, she received surgery in recent months to remove uterine fibroids. No direct contact with her has been allowed, nor confirmation of her whereabouts, since her husband’s death in July.

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Liu Xia, a poet, an artist and the widow of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Liu Xiaobo, wrote a letter expressing her deep depression and loneliness under house arrest. According to reports, she received surgery in recent months to remove uterine fibroids. No direct contact with her has been allowed, nor confirmation of her whereabouts, since her husband’s death in July.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • End the illegal house arrest and surveillance of Liu Xia, stop her harassment and allow her to travel freely;
  • Take effective measures to ensure that all human rights defenders and their families, including Liu Xia, can carry out their peaceful activities without fear of hindrance, intimidation, arbitrary detention or imprisonment, in line with the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;
  • Take effective measures to ensure the right to freedom of expression is upheld and in line with Chinese constitutional guarantees and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which China has signed and repeatedly stated its intention to ratify.

Contact below official by 23 January, 2018:

President
Xi Jinping
Zhongnanhai
Xichang’anjie
Xichengqu, Beijing Shi 100017
People’s Republic of China
Fax: +86 10 63070900
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 495 2266 I Fax: 1 202 495 2138
Email: chinaembpress_[email protected]  OR [email protected]
(If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!)
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 270.17
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