The Guardian Article
Nobel winner's wife Liu Xia speaks out from house arrest through her poems
Liu Xia, poet, painter and photographer, has lived under house arrest, largely isolated from the outside world, since 2010. Friends, supporters, journalists and diplomats attempting to visit her have all been blocked, with rare exception, by the guards who monitor her 24 hours a day. Liu Xia has not been accused, charged or convicted of any crime. She is targetted because the man she married - Liu Xiaobo - won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.