Her late husband, Liu Xiaobo, died of cancer in July 2017 after spending more than eight years in prison for his advocacy of human rights in China.
Although China's media has remained silent about the news, Liu Xia's brother Liu Hui - who remains in Beijing - confirmed this information on his WeChat, according to Ming Pao. "Until [her brother] is able to leave China to be reunited with his sister, Liu Xia will remain a hostage of the Chinese government". Wu said he spoke to Liu Xia's older brother, Liu Tong.
He also has introduced a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington "Liu Xiaobo Plaza".
She was reunited with Liu Xiaobo in late June a year ago at a Shenyang hospital after the pro-democracy campaigner was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and released from jail on medical parole.
Chinese authorities had consistently maintained Liu was free but imposed severe restrictions on her movement and kept her under constant surveillance.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is now visiting Germany.
To avoid China's fierce online censorship, a number of Chinese netizens subtly paid their respects to Merkel as well as to Germany by writing a short thank you note on their Weibo accounts, without mentioning Liu Xia's name.
Human rights groups are cautiously celebrating Liu Xia's departure from China on Tuesday, as they urge the global community to keep in mind the abuses suffered by her and her late husband, Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. Liu Hui was prosecuted in 2013 on questionable fraud charges, though later released on bail. "But we still fear for Liu Hui, who is being kept in the country as a guarantee so that Liu Xia does not speak out overseas".
Liu Xia, who had been under house arrest since her husband won the prize in 2010, took a plane to Berlin, family friends told the BBC.
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So far, divers have rescued four additional boys, which leaves four more and their soccer coach to go. They were all treated for rabies, in case of bats in the cave, and tetanus, and set up with IV drips.
Merkel has spoken out frequently on Chinese human rights abuses and is believed to have pushed for Liu's release during her May visit to Beijing, where she met the wives of detained human rights lawyers.
This February during the Lunar New Year holiday, Liu Xia and her brother Liu Hui were visited by a top official from the Ministry of Public Security, trusted by President Xi Jinping, who suggested she could be freed after the annual legislative session the following month, sources told theSouth China Morning Post earlier.
"If I can't leave, I'll die in my home", Liu Xia had said during a recent phone call with her close friend Liao Yiwu, a writer who documented their conversation in an essay published in May.
"I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I don't know what to say", the Chinese poet and painter told AFP over the telephone that October. "It would be easier to die than to live". "Nothing would be simpler for me than dying in defiance".
Diplomats have said that authorities had continued to monitor Liu Xia after the death of her husband and she had only been able to meet and speak to friends and family in pre-arranged phone calls and visits.
Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, smiles as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, on July 10, 2018.
The pale, bespectacled poet, who had long sported a shaved haircut, appeared gaunt and somber in most of the images. In a letter published past year, Liu wrote she was "going mad" in her isolation, according to the AFP news agency. He died while serving a prison sentence for "inciting subversion".
It also comes just days before the first anniversary of Liu Xiaobo's death, an occasion that was expected to draw fresh attention to her detention.
"I think the government wanted to try and save face, and make it seem as though it is a country ruled according to law when everything about her case has shown demonstrably that it is not", Eve said. United Nations human rights experts had called on China to allow her to seek treatment for her worsening health.
Yesterday, Armstrong had posted an emotional tribute to Gradon. "I love you with all my heart my attractive angel", he wrote . According to police , there was no third-party involvement in the death, and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
She paired the dress with a matching fascinator by Stephen Jones , gold-and-diamond Cartier earrings, and nude heels. Harry and Meghan later joined royals at a Buckingham Palace reception to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
They will visit Croke Park, the home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). She styled the belted boat-neck pencil skirt dress with a matching wide-brim hat by British milliner Stephen Jones.
Next is Hannah Carter , an old friend of Kate Middleton's from Marlborough College who is married to Robert Carter. Accompanying the duchess was Prince William , who held Princess Charlotte and Prince George by the hand.
According to the reports, the blast took place when Haroon reached the site for the public meeting in Yakatoot area of KP capital. Haroon Bilour was ANP candidate for a provincial seat for the upcoming general elections to be held on July 25 general.
In 2011, the Queen became the first British monarch to visit Ireland since her grandfather George V's visit in 1911. They are due to meet Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar and Irish President Michael D Higgins.
On Sunday, officials waited until several hours after the rescued boys had been transported to hospitals to announce their rescue. Rescue mission chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said it had resumed, with divers re-entering the cave at 11am local time (4pm NZT).
The Chelsea defensive midfielder has covered enormous amounts of ground in this World Cup, but it's not just about distance run. Blaise Matuidi was suspended for France's 2-0 quarterfinal win over Uruguay, but he is expected to return to the lineup.
I am sure that they will show this same attitude against Croatia . "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything". France and Belgium play on the other side of the draw first, with their game scheduled to take place on Tuesday (7pm).
They were taken by helicopter to a hospital about 70 km (45 miles) away to join their team mates in quarantine for the time being. A message posted on the English Premier League club's Twitter account said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected".
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