1. Mr Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese human rights activist, co-author of Charter 08, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and prisoner of conscience, has just passed away at the age of 61.
2. Members of the Progressive Lawyers Group deeply mourn the passing of Mr Liu. We send our condolences to Mr Liu’s family and friends, in particular his widow Ms Liu Xia. May Mr Liu’s spirit now enjoy the freedom that was denied to him in life. May Ms Liu no longer be harassed by those in power.
3. Mr Liu’s passing inevitably adds to the chorus calling for the release of all prisoners of conscience. But on this painful day, let us first focus our heart and soul to paying tribute to Mr Liu and expressing our care for Ms Liu. Justice will definitely be with us one day.
Progressive Lawyers Group
13 July 2017