Friday, July 14, 2017
LIU XIAOBO: KILLED BY CHINESE AUTHORITIES.
ICHEOKU says China is killing her finest, one after the other; and any nation or state which does not allow her citizens freedom is a nation in chains, whose citizens are living in bondage. The Chinese authorities killed him, trying to silence his voice of freedom for the Chinese people. But unfortunately, if history is any guide, Liu Xiabo will become huger in death and his voice more resonant and will be carried far and wide to the ends of earth. Chinese people will hear him and he might be the eventual precursor to Chinese people becoming truly independent in the real sense of it.
Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel laureate and human rights activist extraordinaire, who has been advocating freedom for the Chinese people since 1989 Tienanmen Square democracy stand off, has died. Xiaobo was killed by the Chinese authorities, albeit technically; who imprisoned him in 2009 and he was serving a 11 years sentence when he died of advanced liver cancer. His offense, simply calling for political reforms in China, which the Beijing authorities considered a sacrilege and threw him in prison.
His "Charter 08" petition stood out as an enviable act of defiance and he paid dearly for it with his life for daring where angels trembled trying to force reforms within the Chinese enclave. The oppressive government termed his activities "inciting subversion of state powers and marked him for elimination and eliminate him, they did. ICHEOKU says may his ever restive, change-desiring and driven soul now rest. Liu Xiaobo was 61 years old, Adieu.