Where Is Liu Xiaobo’s Widow?
After the July 13 death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, his wife Liu Xia disappeared. The Chinese government claims she is “free,” but even her closest friends are unable to reach her. It’s clear that the authorities have detained her illegally.
If You’re Arrested Abroad, the U.S. May Not Bail You Out
I represent two Americans, Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer, being held in deplorable conditions in Iran’s Evin Prison. Last October they were sentenced to 10 years on sham charges of “collaboration with a hostile government,” namely the U.S.
Dear President Trump: Please let Liu Xiaobo die as a free man
On Monday, China released Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo from prison on parole, after he was diagnosed as being in the final stages of liver cancer. He is being treated at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang, but he has asked Chinese authorities to let him travel to the United States with his wife, Liu Xia, for medical treatment.
Morning Walks With My Son
When Lev was going into third grade he couldn’t decide whether to switch to a new school, so we made a list of pros and cons. The pro side filled up with cramped sentences written in Lev’s sweet, illegible handwriting, while only one word appeared on the con list, in huge letters: FAR!
A Travel Ban’s Foe: A Young Firebrand and Her Pro Bono Brigade
Tipped off by her Washington sources that an executive order blocking refugees was coming, Becca Heller fired off messages to her vast network of law students and pro bono lawyers:
Tell any clients who already have visas to board a plane for the United States. Get ready for the possibility that they will be detained upon landing.
After the Missiles, Remember the Syrian Refugees
In his address to the nation after ordering strikes on Syria last week, President Donald Trump pointed to the failure of the international community to resolve the Syria conflict and, uncharacteristically for him, to the humanitarian catastrophe it has spawned.
Four Crusading Women Open Up About their Fight to Save Refugees
During a panel titled “Refugees: They Are Us,” Addario appeared onstage alongside three other women who have immersed themselves in migrant settlements: humanitarian worker Liz Clegg, women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi, and Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center.