And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to ...
Posted on Oct 8, 2010
... 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.
Protesters carry posters of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong after he was sentenced in 2009.