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Chinese prosecutors file charges against activist Xu Zhiyong

Chinese prosecutors file charges against activist Xu Zhiyong

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chinese prosecutors filed charges against activist Xu Zhiyong soon after the U.S. government voiced worry on treatment of activists in China, Xu's lawyer said.

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Kerry urges China to release Liu Xiaobo

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- China should release detained Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and end his wife's house arrest, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged.

Jon Gnarr, comic turned Reykjavik mayor, won't run again

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jon Gnarr, the Icelandic comedian who ran for mayor of Reykjavik as a joke and got elected, says he will not seek a second term.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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Nobel Prize-winning activist's relative gets hefty jail sentence

BEIJING, June 9 (UPI) -- A Chinese court Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.

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China Nobel winner wants dissident freed

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Mo Yan, the Chinese novelist honored this week with the Nobel Prize for Literature, called for the release Friday of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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Olympic Medal: M Over 80kg Taekwondo

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Carlo Molfetta of Italy won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the over 80-kilogram class of men's taekwondo.

China's 'soft' blog censorship studied

PITTSBURGH, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've analyzed "soft" censorship of social media in China, identifying politically sensitive terms Chinese censors may notice.
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Liu Xiaobo (pronunciation: ; born 28 December 1955) is a Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for political reforms and the end of communist one-party rule in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He is currently incarcerated as a political prisoner in the PRC.

Mr. Liu has served from 2003 to 2007 as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, an organization funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, an organization almost entirely funded by the US Congress. He was also the President of NED-funded MinZhuZhongGuo ("Democratic China") Magazine since the mid-1990s. On 8 December 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with the Charter 08 manifesto. He was formally arrested on 23 June 2009, on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power." He was tried on the same charges on 23 December 2009, and sentenced to eleven years' imprisonment and two years' deprivation of political rights on 25 December 2009.

During his 4th prison term, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." He is the first Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Prize of any kind while residing in China. He is the fourth person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while in prison or detention, after Germany's Carl von Ossietzky (1935), the Soviet Union's Andrei Sakharov (1975), and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi (1991). Liu is also the first person since Ossietzky to be denied the right to have a representative collect the Nobel prize for him.

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