Liu Xiaobo Nobel prize awardee, un-favorable to Chinese government

Posted on 08 October 2010 by James Campero

Chinese author Lie Xiaobo received a Nobel prize award “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China” [Source] but it seems unfavorable to Chinese government.

 Liu Xiaobo supporters

Liu Xiaobo supporters calling for his release

Here’s an excerpt from Nobel prize organizer announced from their website:

Liu Xiaobo has been a strong spokesman for the application of fundamental human rights also in China. He took part in the Tiananmen protests in 1989; he was a leading author behind Charter 08, the manifesto of such rights in China which was published on the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 10th of December 2008. The following year, Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison and two years’ deprivation of political rights for “inciting subversion of state power”. Liu has consistently maintained that the sentence violates both China’s own constitution and fundamental human rights.

Xiaobo who has been sentenced 11 years in prison for subversion but officials have issued any details of which laws he has violated. The author has been in jail since December 2008 before the release of his Charter 08 – a manifesto he helped organize to call for political reform.

Chinese government called the award “an obscenity” because it goes against the aims of the award. The Chinese government also threaten Norway, where Nobel prize award giving body is based, that the award will hurt their diplomatic relations.

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