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Free Liu Xia, Free Pussy Riot (Her Silent Strength)

Posted in Free Liu Xia, Free Pussy Riot by Knutsvik on November 4, 2012

for a while I’ve tagged all my posts with “Free Liu Xia” and “Free Pussy Riot”. Pussy Riot doesn’t need any introduction. they’ve been jailed by the Putin-regime for insulting the Russian state and the Orthodox church. the real insult is that this could happen in Europe in the 21st century.

Liu Xia is the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiabo. Xia is a Chinese poet, painter and photographer whose only crime is being married to Liu Xiabo. Xiabo is currently serving an 11 year prison sentence for calling for multiparty elections in China. this is his fourth imprisonment. his wife, Liu Xia, is being held under house arrest and has no means of communicating with the outside world. she has, as far as I know, never seen a judge or been convicted of anything. her only crime is being married to Liu Xiabo.

her work “The Silent Strength of Liu Xia” is a collection of 25 black and white photographs she produced between 1996 and 1999 while her husband served his second labor camp sentence. the collection has been shown once at Columbia University.

[edit: some of the images in Liu Xia’s “Silent Strength”-series can be seen here. thanks to Zamoysky for the link. monday, 5th November 2012.]

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  1. z ... said, on November 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    ***

    So sad MK….such Injustice ! All !
    The Silent Strength ……
    their Mental Child keeping them alive…omg…
    But where is “The Silent Strength of Lu Xia” now ?
    Does it still exists ? And maybe the Way to fight
    is to support India more….I shall !

    *

    • Knutsvik said, on November 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM

      ay, Zamoysky, I hope for nothing but the best for China and the Chinese people, and so I hope for a freer and more just China where citizens are allowed to enjoy the basic liberties we take for granted ….

      I do not know if “The Silent Strength” is publicly available now. I do not think so. Liu Xia certainly wouldn’t know either ….

      Hepp!

  2. Francis J. (@pixeluz) said, on November 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Thanks for sharing, Captain.

  3. hobokollektiv said, on November 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Silent strength & loud punk music. The world needs more of this, buddy. The world needs more of this!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    • Knutsvik said, on November 9, 2012 at 12:51 AM

      ay, Fritsch, buddy, silent and loud is what we all should aim for these days, I guess – silent and loud, Like Neil Young, is the only reasonable thing, and the most difficult thing too….

      keep on rambling, pal!

      Hepp!


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