Levin Introduces Resolution Calling for Release of Liu Xia

Jul 27, 2017 Issues: Foreign Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today introduced a resolution urging China to release Liu Xia, the widow of activist and Nobel Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo. Liu Xia has been held in extralegal house arrest since October 2010.

“Chinese authorities have kept Liu Xia under house arrest for years. I urge them to allow Liu Xia freedom of movement, including freedom to leave China according to her wishes, and to establish a place of residence of her choosing,” said Rep. Levin.

The resolution expresses concern for the wellbeing of Liu Xia, who has suffered from illnesses, including severe depression and a heart condition since at least 2013. It is not known if Liu Xia has received adequate treatment for her conditions while under house arrest.

The text of the resolution can be found here.