Some of you may ask, who was Liu Xiaobo?
A Chinese scholar, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
A proponent of human rights, someone who called for political reform in China. Someone who was brave enough to campaign for political rights – indeed, for the end of single-party rule in China. Someone who was made a political prisoner, convicted in 2009.
He died of liver cancer today.
Requiesce in pace
Why is this important?
Because we all know what happens to a country when critics are silenced.