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Hundreds of thousands call for Liu Xiaobo's release

28 February 2013 Hundreds of thousands of people across the world united on Wednesday to call on China’s new leader Xi Jinping to free imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. More than 450,000 people from 130 countries signed a petition created by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to demand the couple’s immediate release.The petition was delivered to Chinese authorities in Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York, Taipei, and Washington DC.The campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo, with the support of Amnesty International, was launched…

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