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China’s Nobel laureate leaves jail briefly: brother

China’s jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was briefly allowed out of prison last month after his father died, his brother told AFP, in an unusual break in the dissident’s 11-year term. Liu Xiaoxuan said his elder brother “was sent back home on September 18″ to mark the seventh…

Nobel laureate Liu marks 55th birthday in prison

Jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo marked his 55th birthday on Tuesday in a prison in northeast China, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for his immediate release. Liu, a writer and one-time professor, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Christmas Day last year on subversion charges after…

Nobel peace ceremony goes ahead with empty chair

Nobel committee holds peace prize ceremony with an empty chair for the jailed Chinese laureate Clapping solemnly, dignitaries in Norway celebrated this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, with an empty chair. Friday’s ceremony was the first time in 74 years the prestigious $1.4 million award…

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