Liu Xiaobo, (1955-2017)
He once said he hoped he'd "be the last victim
in China's long record of treating words as crimes".
Liu Xiaobo was imprisoned for the crime of speaking.
Free expression is the base of
human rights, the root of human nature
and the mother of truth. To kill free speech
is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature,
and to suppress truth.
~~ Liu Xiaobo