» 12/13/2010, 00.00
Beijing’s ham fisted response to Liu Xiaobo affair
Analysts, politicians and journalists around the world agree: the attitude of complete closure with respect to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo has seriously impacted on the Chinese government’s attempt to rehabilitate itself after the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Beijing, Liu Xia hospitalized: friends say authorities have destroyed her health
The wife of jailed Nobel Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, had a heart attack and suffers from depression. After trying in vain to leave China to be hospitalized abroad, she was rejected treatment by several hospitals in Beijing . Her current whereabouts is and actual health condition unclear.
Arrests and control: only one activist in Oslo for Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel
The Nobel Committee has reserved 30 to 50 seats for friends of Liu, but has so far secured only the presence of Wan Yanhai, who fled to America last May. Prof. He Guanghui, a professor at Renmin, was detained at Beijing airport. Zhang Zuhua, Bao Tong, Ding Zilin all under house arrest.
08/10/2010 CHINA – NORWAY
Nobel Prize goes to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
The scholar, author and first signatory of Chart 08, was awarded the prize because of his long-standing non-violent struggle for democracy and peace. For Beijing, it is an “obscenity”.
09/12/2010 CHINA - TIBET
2010, a black year for human rights in Tibet, highlighted by Liu Nobel
Arrests of monks and intellectuals, death sentences and life imprisonment, Tibetan deleted as the language of academic study: the persecution continues in Tibet. The exiled Tibetan prime minister praises the award to Liu and recalls the Pope’s commitment of in favor of the human person.
Nobel Laureates in support of Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned for 11 years
The dissident is the only winner of the Nobel Prize in prison. His “immediate and unconditional release” demanded by Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams, Desmond Tutu and Vaclav Havel. The West has forgotten him.
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