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  • Jul 25, 2014
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Liu Hui

Rule of law still a distant reality

Business fraud on the mainland is nothing unusual. As long as the accused is given a fair trial and sentenced according to the severity of the offence, it need not be a cause for concern. But what sets the case of Liu Hui apart is that he is the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner-cum-dissident Liu Xiaobo. Liu Hui was sentenced to 11 years in prison for pocketing three million yuan in a property transaction.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 2:25am

US criticises China over sentencing of Liu Xiaobo relative

The United States on Wednesday criticised China for handing an 11-year prison term to the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and called on Beijing to free the writer and his wife.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Relative of imprisoned Nobel winner gets 11 years

A court sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison yesterday - an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that the activist's wife immediately decried as a warning to the whole family.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:58am 24 comments