UN rights chief says China must al­low Liu Xia to move freely

The Western Star - - News / World -

NEW YORK — The UN hu­man rights chief says he in­tends to keep pres­sur­ing China to al­low the wife of the late No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate Liu Xiaobo to move freely and leave the coun­try if she wants to go else­where.

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus­sein told a group of re­porters Thurs­day that he in­tends to meet with Chi­nese of­fi­cials when he re­turns to work in Geneva to try to en­sure that Liu Xia has free­dom of move­ment.

Liu died of liver cancer on

July 27 while serv­ing an 11-year sen­tence on charges of in­cite­ment to sub­vert govern­ment power. The cur­rent where­abouts of Liu Xia, an ac­com­plished poet, are un­known. She was never charged, but has been kept guarded and largely iso­lated in the apart­ment they shared in Bei­jing for more than seven years.

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