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Defense Statement of the Second Instance Translation by HRIC. January 28, 2010 BEIJING MO SHAOPING LAW FIRM 1 The Southwest Yard Zhongshan Park Beijing 100031 PRC Tel/Fax: 86-10-6605-8311 Zip code: 100031 e-mail: shaoping@public.bta.net.cn To the first department of the Criminal Division of Beijing...
Translation by HRIC. Beijing Municipal High People’s Court Criminal Division, Final Verdict No. 64 (2010) Original Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
Translation by HRIC. February 5, 2010 After being denied permission by Chinese authorities to attend a literary festival in Cologne, writer Liao Yiwu wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking intervention. Liao is the author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the...
January 13, 2000 Translation by HRIC. Dear Beardie or Baldie: I’ve been reading your My Testimony [unofficial translation of 《证词》, Zhengci ] day and night. Liu Xia read it very fast; I read it much more slowly. Between reading it ten lines at a time and spending time to understand each word, I’m...
Letter by Liao Yiwu March 2010 Translation by HRIC. I regret to say that I have exhausted all my efforts. I remain unable to reach Germany and unable to make it to my reading arranged by the Cologne literature festival [lit.Cologne]. I am physically and mentally exhausted, but I still want to say...
Translation by HRIC. On December 10, 2009, the day the Beijing Municipal Intermediate People’s Procuratorate indicted Liu Xiaobo, 165 signers of Charter 08 issued an online statement claiming shared responsibility with Liu Xiaobo for any punishment imposed. Other signers of Charter 08 actively...
HRIC Interview On January 19, 2010, Václav Havel—playwright and former dissident who became the last president of Czechoslovakia and later the first president of the Czech Republic—spoke with HRIC executive director Sharon Hom about Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 , and the difficult process of democratic...
Liu Xiaobo 2005 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Wen Huang. A nation is composed of its people. People are the mainstay of a nation; they are also the source of national sovereignty and the owners of national interests. In a rational political system, the political power is conferred...
Liu Xiaobo 2006 Translation by HRIC, based on a translation by Paul Frank. Although the CPC regime of the post-Mao era is still a dictatorship, it is no longer fanatical, but rather, a rational dictatorship that has become increasingly adept at calculating [its] interests. Particularly after the...
Gao Wenqian In spring 1989, Gao Wenqian was a historian in the document research center of the Chinese Communist Party. The protests and the government crackdown on June 3-4 that he witnessed were life- and career-changing for him. He resolved to tell the world the truth about the Communist Party...

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