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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Unusual Opposition to a Favorite for Nobel

NYT: In recent days, a group of 14 overseas Chinese dissidents, many of them hard-boiled exiles dedicated to overthrowing the Communist Party, have been calling on the Nobel committee to deny the prize to Mr. Liu Xiaobo, who they say would make an “unsuitable” laureate.

In a letter, the signatories accused Mr. Liu, below, of maligning fellow activists, abandoning persecuted members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement and going soft on China’s leaders.

“His open praise in the last 20 years for the Chinese Communist Party, which has never stopped trampling on human rights, has been extremely misleading and influential,” they wrote. Read more...

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