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Tibetans join Canadian appeal for Liu Xia, wife of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

August 7, 2017

Canada Tibet Committee, August 4, 2017 – Tibet groups in Canada, including the Canada Tibet Committee and Students for a Free Tibet, have endorsed an open letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland seeking Canadian support for Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. 

Liu died in custody last month.  His wife, who had been under house arrest since 2010, has not been seen in public since.

In the letter dated August 2, fifteen Canadian civil society groups appealed to Minister Freeland, urging direct Canadian action:

“We look to Canada, working alongside other concerned nations, to demonstrate strong global human rights leadership by continuing to press for Liu Xia’s unconditional freedom and by offering her safe haven by offering her to come and live in Canada.”

The Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China was established in 1993 and its membership is made up of non-governmental groups such as Amnesty International, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Chinese diaspora groups, and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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