Friday, October 8, 2010

Liu Xiaobo Awarded Nobel Prize for Peace


Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch was interviewed by Amy Goodman 10-8-10 about Liu Xiaobo, Chinese author and human rights advocate recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for his writings. Also shown are notable US writers in DC reading the sentences that so offended the Chinese government (DeLillo, Doctorow, et al.). (D)

Jailed Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
The jailed Chinese human rights activist and writer Liu Xiaobo has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights." Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison last year after spearheading a petition calling for freedom of assembly, expression and religion in China.
Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch. In 2008 Liu Xiaobo contributed a chapter to a book she edited titled "China’s Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges."
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