As Chancellor Merkel heads for China, activists are calling on her to pressure Beijing over its human rights record. They want her to meet prominent political prisoners, like Liu Xia. Her closest friends fear the worst if she isn't released soon.
After years of living under house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally set free by the Chinese government. She has now left China, leaving behind a painful history.
Friends of Liu Xia report she has landed in Germany after years of house arrest. Her husband, Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, died in detention last July.
A former German president and Nobel laureate gathered in Berlin to commemorate Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo, who died in detention a year ago. His widow Liu Xia traveled to Germany this week.
Under house arrest for eight years, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo was unexpectedly allowed to leave China Tuesday. DW's Sabine Peschel spoke with Tienchi Martin-Liao of the Chinese PEN Organization.
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