Liu Xia left Beijing for Berlin on Tuesday morning, ending the years of extralegal house arrest that followed her husband Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize award in 2010. She is said to be physically frail but in good spirits, in contrast with her reported despair earlier this year. She may attend a memorial for her husband to be held in Berlin on the anniversary of his death on Friday.
Liu’s sudden release followed a series of disappointments over the year since his death,
July 11, 2018