Liu was jailed for calling for human rights and freedom in China – a clear reminder of the true nature of China’s Communist regime.
Liu Xiaobo – a Nobel Prize winning activist who was jailed by the Chinese State for writing a petition that called for more human rights and freedom – has passed away from liver cancer.
As reported by Reuters, “Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition known as “Charter 08″ calling for sweeping political reforms.”
China says Liu died of multiple organ failure. Even while he was ill, the Chinese government did not grant him freedom, as he was surrounded by security guards in the hospital.
Teng Yue’e – the head of Liu’s medical team – said the following in a statement:
“When Mr. Liu Xiaobo died, he was not in any pain at that moment, he was very much at peace, because all of his relatives said their goodbyes beforehand. So when we saw him we thought he was very much at peace.”
Liu had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 – which was heavily opposed by the Communist Chinese State. Berit Reiss-Anderson ripped the treatment of Liu in a statement:
“We find it deeply disturbing that Liu Xiaobo was not transferred to a facility where he could receive adequate medical treatment before he became terminally ill,” said Reiss-Anderson.
A look at the life of Liu Xiaobo
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 13, 2017
Trudeau silent, while other countries speak out
Unsurprisingly, Justin Trudeau hasn’t tweeted about Liu’s death. After all, Trudeau must admire the “basic dictatorship” that brutally suppresses dissent and criticism of the government.
Here are some of the statements made in response to Liu’s passing:
U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad said, “China has lost a deeply principled role model who deserved our respect and adulation, not the prison sentences to which he was subjected.”
The President of Taiwan – Tsai Ing-wen – said “Only through democracy, in which every Chinese person has freedom and respect, can China truly become a proud and important country.”
Trudeau has made no direct statement, with the government only releasing a weak message from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland which didn’t even criticize China once.
The true nature of China’s government
As Trudeau and the pathetic elites try to weaken our country and sell us out to China, we must remember the true nature of China’s government. Liu was imprisoned for speaking out for the freedom of speech, democracy, and individual liberty. We cannot let a government like China – and companies controlled by that government – buy our country out from under us.
I’ll close this article with a quote from Liu Xiaobo – something we must all never forget: