Political imprisonment

July 20, 2017 - 4:21 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced a Russian blogger to three years in prison for illegally crossing the border after he made a trip to a separatist-controlled region of the country. Alexander Lapshin was detained by police in Belarus last year and extradited to Azerbaijan...
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July 17, 2017 - 11:54 am
PARIS (AP) — In the June 30 obituary for French political icon Simone Veil, The Associated Press reported that a Polish woman who helped run the Nazi camp at Auschwitz helped Veil when she was a prisoner there. The story should have made clear that the Polish woman was a prisoner herself and was...
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In this photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office, Liu Xia, the wife of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, watches as Liu's ashes are buried at sea off the coast of Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Saturday, July 15, 2017. China cremated the body of Liu on Saturday, July 15, 2017, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting him travel abroad as he had wished. (Shenyang Municipal Information Office via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 10:12 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody. Liu's supporters said the move was intended by the...
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ADDS IDS - In this photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office, Liu Xia, center, wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral at a funeral parlor in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Saturday, July 15, 2017. The photo shows, from left to right, Liu Hui, younger brother of Liu Xia, Liu Xia and Liu Xiaoxuan, younger brother of Liu Xiaobo holding his cremated remains. (Shenyang Municipal Information Office via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 3:11 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — China cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting him travel abroad as he had wished. The government of the city of Shenyang in northeastern...
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An exile Tibetan carries a placard featuring photos of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Xiaobo Liu, China's most famous political prisoner, during a candlelit vigil to mourn Liu's death, in Dharmsala, India, Friday, July 14, 2017. Liu died Thursday of liver cancer at 61. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
July 14, 2017 - 9:35 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (all times local): 9:25 a.m. China says the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer, has been cremated. The government of the city of...
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In this image taken from June 3, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview before his detention in Beijing, China.The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (AP Video via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday of liver cancer, was a prolific writer of essays, literary criticism and poetry, whose political activism was the basis of four prison terms in China and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. A selection of Liu's writings and comments from the Nobel Committee and...
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In this recent undated handout photo, Chinese dissident and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left, is attended to by his wife Liu Xia in a hospital in China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (Photo via AP, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday night in the northeastern city of Shenyang following a battle with liver cancer (all times local): 6 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was deeply saddened to...
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In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing, China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (AP Video via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 2:15 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of "honesty, responsibility and dignity." China's most prominent political prisoner died Thursday of...
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In this image taken from video, a man walks near the First Hospital of China Medical University where imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo is believed to have been transferred to after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Liu's condition is now life threatening with multiple organ failure, and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 13, 2017 - 9:56 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, China's most prominent political prisoner, died Thursday at a hospital in the country's northeast, officials said. He was 61. Liu had been hospitalized for advanced liver cancer diagnosed in prison in May. In an online announcement, the...
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In this image taken from video, a man walks near the First Hospital of China Medical University where imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo is believed to have been transferred to after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Liu's condition is now life threatening with multiple organ failure, and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 13, 2017 - 9:25 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Friends of China's ailing and imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo have made their way to his hospital at the risk of being detained by the authorities, saying they want to show their support in what could be his final moments. Documentary filmmaker Zeng Jinyan...
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