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Liu Xiaobo, Chinese human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passes away..
07-15-2017, 09:41 AM (This post was last modified: 07-15-2017 09:46 AM by ajay0.)
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Liu Xiaobo, Chinese human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passes away..
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese political dissident, writer, human rights activist and Nobel prize winner for peace in 2010, died in custody on Thursday evening, due to liver cancer and multiple organ failure.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/jailed-china...xaxlp.html

Xiaobo was one of the prominent participants in the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests of 1989, and was jailed for 11 years in 2009, for calling for political reforms and introduction of democratic measures in the Chinese political system.

A lecturer at Beijing Normal University, Liu Xiaobo was a prominent figure during the student-led protests that swept Beijing in 1989. During the military crackdown of the protests that killed thousands of protesters, Liu is credited with negotiating a peaceful retreat from the square saving many lives.

His death in custody makes him the second Nobel Peace laureate to die while imprisoned, the first being German pacifist and Nazi foe Carl von Ossietzky in 1938.

Carl von Ossietzky was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1935 for his published works in exposing the clandestine German rearmament in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

Ossietzky had also criticized the growth of antisemitism in Germany, and criticized the spurt of literature spouting antisemitism through his written articles .

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07-15-2017, 10:38 AM
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RE: Liu Xiaobo, Chinese human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passes away..
Here is the petition that got Liu Xiaobo put in prison. It calls for an end to one-party rule in China and a system that supports human rights and democracy.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2009/01/...harter-08/

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