诺贝尔和平奖得主刘晓波（1955 - 2017）是中国最突出的人权和民主倡导者，于2017年7月13日去世。刘晓波在1989年天安门广场的学生抗议活动中发挥了重要作用，当中共军人清场时让学生减少流血牺牲。 2008年，刘晓波与其他知识分子编写了“08宪章”，要求结束一党统治，实行多党民主制。中共当局在08年以“煽动颠覆国家”罪名判刘晓波11年监禁。他被关押至死都没有自由。中国当局拒绝刘晓波在病危时请求出国治疗的要求，以致他在一党制国家的严密监视下死亡。
中国驻悉尼领事馆在狭窄的Dunblane Street Camperdown区域占据了一个大型综合体。这是在悉尼唯一看起来像监狱的外墙和巴布线的外国领事馆。将该街道改名为刘晓波街的意义是：
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Campaign to rename Dunblane St outside Chinese Consulate in Sydney to Liu Xiaobo Street
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (28/12/1955 – 13/07/2017), who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate died on 13 July 2017. Liu Xiaobo played a significant role in the Tiananmen Square student protests of June 1989 which ended in bloodshed when they were quashed by Chinese Government troops. In 2008, Liu compiled with other intellectuals the Charter 08 manifesto, in which called for an end to one-party rule and the introduction of multi-party democracy. Liu was sentenced 11-year jail term as consequence of Charter 08 which was deemed “trying to overthrow the state”. After Liu was diagnosed late stage terminal liver cancer, the Chinese authority “released” Liu for medical treatment in late June 2017. Liu was in custody did not have his freedom until his death. The Chinese authorities refused Liu’s dying request to be allowed to travel abroad for treatment. Instead he died as he had lived under the close watch of the one-party state.
In 2010, Liu Xiaobo won Nobel Peace Prize for his “long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”, but he was not permitted to travel to Norway to accept it. Liu is the second person to receive Nobel Peace Prize while in prison. The other was the German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky, who won in 1935 while incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp.
Freedom, democracy, equality, and dignity are the core Australian values we believe and embrace. As Australians, we are grateful that we are able to enjoy freedom and live in dignity, but that’s unaffordable luxury for many people around the world. Liu paid a heavy price to exercise his basic human rights, freedom of expression. His final words were “live on well”.
Chinese Consulate in Sydney occupies a large complex at the narrow Dunblane Street Camperdown. This is the only foreign consulate with high wall and barbwires in Sydney which looks like a prison. The significances to rename the street to Liu Xiaobo Street are:
-To commemorate Liu Xiaobo as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate died under state captivity
-To remind all visitors to the Chinese Consulate in Sydney about Liu Xiaobo and how he was treated by his government
-To reinstate that the freedom we enjoy in Australia and it is our duty to standby and embrace Australian values.
We urge you to sign this petition.
Australian Values Alliance （AVA）