Nobel Peace Prize awarded to China dissident Liu Xiaobo
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08-Oct-2010 (7 comments)

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been named the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

The award, announced in Norway's capital Oslo, is certain to anger Beijing, which had earlier warned against the move.

Norwegian Nobel Committee president Thorbjoern Jagland said Mr Liu was "the foremost symbol of this wide-ranging struggle for human rights in China".

Mr Jagland earlier admitted he knew the choice would be controversial.

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Fair

Yolanda

by Fair on

You are right, they certainly don't.  Fascists do not like when their crimes are publicized, and go through great lengths to whitewash their atrocities and put lipstick on it.

But people like Liu, Mandela, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King are the ones that history remembers, not the trash who oppressed them.  


yolanda

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by yolanda on

Press TV never mentioned that jailed Chinese dissident won Nobel Prize, but did mention Liu Xiaobo got convicted by the Chinese government......IRI probably does not like the trend that Nobel Prize keeps going to jailed political prisoners.......it may be awarded to one of IRI's dissidents in the future......

http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/114617.html


Sargord Pirouz

The Nobel Prize being given

by Sargord Pirouz on

The Nobel Prize being given to Liu and Ebadi is roughly the equivalent of Angela Davis, Abbie Hoffman or Jane Fonda winning the award in the 1960s/early 70s.


Fair

Congratulations to Liu Xiaobo

by Fair on

A man who is committed to the cause of freedom and human rights, and did not stand down in the face of a fascist oppressor.  A man who is on the same side of the people of Iran. And a man, who like the people of Iran, lives illegally and unjustly in a prison.

The government of China calls this awarding an obscenity, and is terrified of its implications, which is why they executed a massive media shutdown right before the announcement.  The real obscenity is their and other fascists' complete disregard for the universal charter of human rights, and the oppression of their own people.

I hope next year's Nobel peace prize goes to the Green movement of the Iranian people, who have stunned the world, and will not be silenced. Iran has many Liu Xiaobo's.


yolanda

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by yolanda on

Thank you, Simorgh5555,

    Regime change is even better!

Thanks,

 


Simorgh5555

Yolanda

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yolanda

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by yolanda on

There are more political prisoners, journalists, and dissidents in Iran than in China......it is time to bring attention to the plight of political prisoners in Iran.