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Liu Xia Exhibition — Update 6

The arrest of Liu Xia’s younger brother, Liu Hui, in Beijing in late January of this year was followed in March by an indictment on charges of financial fraud. After a summary trial, Liu Hui was found guilty by a panel of three judges and, on June 9, given an unusually harsh sentence of 11 years in prison ― not coincidentally, the same length of time that Liu Xia’s husband, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo, currently serves. Knowledgeable observers consider this verdict to constitute official retribution. […]

Liu Xia Exhibition — Update 5

Liu Xia’s younger brother, Liu Hui, has been arrested and formally charged with fraud in Beijing. The charges relate to a real-estate dispute that resolved out of court months ago. Most observers take this as a transparent act of intimidation, and retaliation for two recent unauthorized visits to Liu Xia by small groups of her supporters. […]

Liu Xia Exhibition — Update 3

Either accidentally or on purpose, the guards who for two years have kept Liu Xia from leaving her apartment, and kept visitors (including press) from entering her home, inexplicably stepped away for several hours during the lunch period on December 6. This enabled two intrepid Associated Press reporters to enter the apartment and record Liu Xia’s first interview in 26 months. […]

Liu Xia Exhibition — Update 2

“The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” the touring exhibition of 26 photos by the dissident Chinese photographer, artist, and poet, opened in Hong Kong on June 9, its first showing on Chinese soil. It will remain on view there until July 2. This represented the first exhibition of these images on Chinese soil. […]

Liu Xia Exhibition — Update 1

As I write this, in April 2012, “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia,” an exhibition of 26 photos by the dissident Chinese photographer, artist, and poet, has entered the third month of its run at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, based at Columbia University in New York City. Opening there on February […]