Chinese

 

Before you enter the grave
Don’t forget to write me with your ashes
Do not forget to leave your address in the nether world

The Poet in an Unknown Prison

Lu Xiabo

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/may/28/the-poet-in-an-unknown-prison/

[Wiki]: Liu Xiaobo (pronunciation: [ljǒʊ̯ ɕjɑ̀ʊ̯pɔ́]; born 28 December 1955) is a Chinese literary critic, professor, and human rights activist who called for democratic reforms and the end of one-party rule in China.[1] He is currently incarcerated as a political prisoner in China.

He has served as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center since 2003. On 8 December 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with Charter 08. He was formally arrested on 23 June 2009, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.”[2][3] He was tried on the same charges on 23 December 2009,[4] and sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on 25 December 2009.[5]

During his 4th prison term, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.”[6][7][8]