Nobel Peace Prize: Liu Xiaobo

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights” – a prize likely to enrage the Chinese government, which had warned the Nobel committee not to honor him.

Thorbjoern Jagland, the Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman, said Liu Xiaobo (LEE-o SHAo-boh) was a symbol for the fight for human rights in China and the government should expect that its policies face scrutiny

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Comments

  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    October 8, 2010

    Terrific choice. The Chinese government should be embarrassed. I hope they don’t torture him though.

  2. #2 Azkyroth
    October 8, 2010

    a prize likely to enrage the Chinese government, which had warned the Nobel committee not to honor him.

    Who do they think they are? The United States or something? ;/