Announcement 6 from "Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group":
Let Liu Xiaobo Free!
While being treated by two experts from Germany and the United States today, Liu Xiaobo reiterated his wish to receive treatment abroad; family members also agreed. However, the First Hospital of Chinese Medical University ("the Hospital") soon published a notice on its website, and blocked Liu's request to leave the country, related by the German and American expert by one sentence, "The Chinese expert pointed out that the transportation process for the patient is unsafe". The Hospital has basically become the mouthpiece of the authorities in the past few days, speaking "on behalf of" the family when family members are not free, and clothing the authorities' refusal to let Liu Xiaobo leave the country with a veneer of "professional opinions", helping the government to rationalise the effective imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo, completely ignoring Liu's own wish. The Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group strongly condemns the Hospital for its action that violates the humanitarianism that medical professionals should uphold, and signals an abandonment of its own independent professional judgment.
There is a reason why Liu Xiaobo choose leaving the country for treatment as his last wish. In this country, his voice, his name has become taboo; his body has also been ravaged by this regime; only his free soul longs to break free from imprisonment in its last day. But as long as he remains in China, the world's largest totalitarian hell on earth, his soul could never be at peace. Only by leaving this country, can he freely express himself once again, can he tells this world he loves the last words he wishes to say.
But Liu Xiaobo's choice is also about his beloved wife, Liu Xia. Liu Xia has been suffering from depression caused by long years of house arrest and isolation, simply for being his wife. Liu Xiaobo hopes that after he leaves this world, his wife whom he so passionately loves would no longer need to live under totalitarianism, would no longer need to endure endless surveillance, control, harassment, intimidation and threats. As such he must win freedom for Liu Xia.
Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group urges all governments, human rights organisations and media to work together, base on our common humanity, to bring about freedom for Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia.
“Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group” is a group of volunteers concerned about the illness of Liu Xiaobo. We are currently responsible for the work relating to “Urgent Appeal: Complete Freedom for Liu Xiaobo”, liaising with world media about the publication of news relating to Liu Xiaobo, and other campaign actions. “Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group” will not give up until the day that Liu Xiaobo is completely free.