Motion on Liu Xiabo
Senator BOB BROWN (Tasmania) (Leader of the Australian Greens) (3:53 PM) -I move:
That the Senate-
(a)expresses its disappointment at the Chinese Government's decision to uphold Liu Xiaobo's sentence of 11 years in prison on the charge of ‘inciting subversion of state power';
(b)notes that Mr Liu has peacefully worked for the establishment of political openness and accountability in China; and
(c)joins calls by the European Parliament and the Governments of the United States of America and Canada that Liu Xiaobo should not have been sentenced in the first place and should be released immediately.
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