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”. 

Lawmakers (from left) Ronny Tong Ka-wah, Sin Chung-kai, Chan Ka-lok and Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, along with Albert Ho Chun-yan (front), join Friends of Liu Xiaobo and Independent Chinese PEN Centre in Tamar yesterday to lobby for the release of the jailed Nobel peace laureate. Photo: Felix Wong

Free Liu Xiaobo campaign hots up in Hong Kong

Hongkongers are among hundreds of thousands of people who have signed a global petition demanding Beijing release Liu Xiaobo - the only Nobel peace laureate in jail and the world's most prominent political prisoner.