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Category: Dissidents

Dissident’s widow ‘allowed to leave China’

Image copyright Handout/AFP Image caption Liu Xia (right) with Liu Xiaobo in 2002 The widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been allowed to leave the country, boarding a flight for Germany, reports say. Liu Xia, who had been under house arrest since her husband won the prize in 2010, took a…

Videos: Dissidents Revolt Against Torture in Venezuela’s Shopping Mall-Turned-Prison

Political prisoners being held in Caracas’ Helicoide prison – once destined to be the capital’s largest shopping mall, but now home to over 50 political dissidents – began protesting against the regime and demanding their freedom Tuesday night, prompting a violent response from Venezuela’s secret police (Sebin). Among the political prisoners are Daniel Ceballos, the…