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Hong Kong activists rally to remember Liu Xiaobo

2018-07-13 HKT 14:53
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  • The activists also called on the central government to release human rights lawyers who have been detained. Photo: RTHK
    The activists also called on the central government to release human rights lawyers who have been detained. Photo: RTHK
Several groups protested outside Beijing's Liaison Office in Western to mark the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Liu died of liver cancer on July 13 last year, at the age of 61. He died in custody, having been jailed for 11 years on subversion charges for co-authoring a petition advocating freedom of association, an independent legal system, and an end to one-party rule on the mainland.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, and was represented at the ceremony in Oslo by an empty chair.

His wife, Liu Xia, was held in de facto house arrest during most of that time and was allowed to leave for Germany on Tuesday.

The Civic Party, League of Social Democrats and Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China marched from Western Police Station to the Liaison Office.

They urged the central government to release Liu Hui, brother of Liu Xia and others who were arrested in the “709 crackdown” – the coordinated arrest of hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists.