Liu Xia

Liu Hui's brother, Liu Tong, addresses the media outside a Beijing detention centre yesterday. Photo: AP

Beijing court rejects appeal by Nobel laureate's Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law

Supporters of Liu Hui say his conviction in June was based on trumped-up fraud charges and aimed at thwarting the increased attention by the rights community on the plight of his sister, Liu Xia , who has remained under effective house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Prize three years ago.

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