Friday, October 8, 2010

Liu Xiaobo!

Oooh, I'm being bad and blogging from work but this is so exciting! Human rights activist Liu Xiaobo just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Last year he was sentenced to 11 years in jail for dissidence.

From the BBC:

Liu, 54, was jailed for 11 years on Christmas Day last year for drafting Charter 08, which called for multiparty democracy and respect for human rights in China.

Last month, the Chinese foreign ministry warned the Nobel committee not to award him the prize, saying it would be against Nobel principles.

No comments: