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China invokes Waco siege in denouncing Dalai Lama

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media denounced the Dalai Lama on Monday for his views on reincarnation, saying that the exiled Buddhist monk was trying to revise history, compounding his crimes as a separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader in September said he or other Tibetan…

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…

China jailing Nobel winner broke international law: UN

A United Nations panel has called for the release of jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife, saying their detention breaks international law. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention criticised Liu’s pre-trial detention, saying he was held “incommunicado” and denied access to a…

Myanmar frees democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence. A smiling Suu Kyi, wearing a traditional jacket and a flower in her hair, appeared at the gate of her compound…

Obama to China: Free Nobel Prize winner

Reuters reports that police in Beijing have forced Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, out of her home in order to keep her away from the media. The officers said they wanted to take Liu to the prison in Jinzhou in the northeastern province of Liaoning, where…

Nobel laureate: ‘We will sit down,’ if Israeli forces board aid ship

An Irish aid boat steaming towards Gaza still plans to break the Israeli blockade, a Nobel Peace Prize winners who is on board vowed today, saying its passengers and crew “are not afraid”. However, “Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire, who was on the ship with other activists, said…

Irish aid boat heads for Gaza, crew ‘won’t resist arrest’

DUBLIN, Jun 03, 2010 (AFP) – An Irish aid boat is steaming towards Gaza where it hopes to deliver vital supplies at the weekend, but those on board will not resist arrest by Israeli forces, organizers said Thursday. The MV Rachel Corrie — carrying 15 people including a Nobel Prize…

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