Liu Xiaobo

2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody in July 2017, was a writer, professor, and political dissident. In 2009, Liu was sentenced to 11 years for inciting subversion because of his involvement in writing Charter 08, a petition advocating political reform in China. Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”. 

An activist mourns the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, outside China's liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Lamb to the slaughter’: Hongkongers mourn Liu Xiaobo

Tributes from Hong Kong politicians, activists and residents have poured in for Chinese Nobel laureate Liu ­Xiaobo, who succumbed to liver cancer after more than a decade in prison fighting for democracy and human rights.