And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to ...
Posted on Oct 8, 2010
Protesters carry posters of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong after he was sentenced in 2009.
... Human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year jail sentence for “incitement to subvert state power,” is China’s best-known dissident.
China expressed outrage over the Nobel committee’s decision, claiming that Xiaobo’s award will damage relations between China and Nobel-host Norway. —JCL
China’s best-known dissident, Liu Xiaobo, today won the Nobel peace prize from the prison cell where he is serving 11 years for incitement to subvert state power.
The announcement provoked a furious reaction from Chinese authorities, who warned that the decision would hurt relations with Norway.
“Liu Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese judicial departments for violating Chinese law,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
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