Friday, October 08, 2010

Congratulation Liu Xiaobo!

I'm glad the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded this year to the Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, who is serving a 11-year prison sentence now.

Liu Xiaobo is now 54 years old. In 1989, he participated in the riots in Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, and then fell into disfavor with the authorities in China. After the riot, Liu Xiaobo spent about 20 months in prison. Then, in December 2009, he was arrested for the organization in recent years of propaganda activities aimed at undermining state power and overthrowing the socialist system, and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Liu Xiaobo was said to be one of the authors of the letter to the Chinese authorities demanding respect for human rights.

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