China’s Nobel anger as Liu Xiaobo awarded peace prize

October 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
It feels right to release Mr Liu from the jail.
clipped from www.bbc.co.uk

China has angrily condemned the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Pro-democracy protesters raise pictures of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong, 8 October.

The Beijing government summoned the Norwegian ambassador in protest. It called Mr Liu a “criminal”, saying the award violated Nobel principles and could damage relations with Norway.

The award sparked calls for Mr Liu’s release in the West as well as in Hong Kong

The Norwegian Nobel committee said Mr Liu was “the foremost symbol” of the struggle for human rights in China.

“We call on the Chinese government to release Mr Liu as soon as possible,” Mr Obama, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, said in a statement.

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