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Congratulations to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

 

Nobel Prize winner 2010

 

Liu Xiaobo (simplified Chinese: 刘晓波; traditional Chinese: 劉曉波; pinyin: Liú Xiǎobō; born December 28, 1955) is a Chinese intellectual, human rights activist in China and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

He has served as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center since 2003. On December 8, 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with Charter 08. He was formally arrested on June 23, 2009, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” He was tried on the same charges on December 23, 2009, and sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on December 25, 2009. While in prison he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, a fact which he was made aware of by his lawyer and he was announced as the 2010 recipient on October 8, 2010

Source wikipedia

China called his award an obscenity  and have stated thatthis is likely to damage relations with Norway.

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  1. October 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Strange – I heard in the Chinese media that they were not awarding the prize this year.

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