Take Action in Support of Liu Xiaobo
Please join ICT to send as many messages as possible to President Obama in support of Liu Xiaobo and human rights
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, activist and Tibet supporter, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for "inciting subversion of state power," Liu Xiaobo is the first Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Prize of any kind while residing in China.
Thousands of prisoners - Tibetan as well as Chinese - continue to be held behind bars, serving long sentences for speaking out and voicing their opinions. You know many of them:& Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker; Migmar Dhondup, a Tibetan tour guide and writer, Runggye Adak, a Tibetan nomad; and Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a Tibetan religious and community leader.
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which the Chinese government did not allow Liu or his family to attend, was held on December 10, which was also International Human Rights Day. While we celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize award to Liu Xiaobo, we also call on the United States to take a strong stand in solidarity with Liu Xiaobo in support of the right to free expression.
Please add your voice now by sending a message to President Obama, urging him to press China for the release of all political prisoners and to implement the political and human rights reforms that multitudes of Chinese and Tibetan advocates risk their lives to promote.