Liu Xia
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Chinese poet, intellectual and painter is the wife of 2010 Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. They were married while he was imprisoned in China in a labor reeducation camp. She is her husband's only link to the outside world. Liu continues to speak out on issues of human rights despite being under house arrest since 2010 in a Beijing apartment without access to phones, internet, visitors or doctors. She is not allowed to correspond with husband Liu Xiaobo.

Chinese Script is from a poem written for Liu Xiaobo.