Petition: Let Liu Xiaobo or Family Attend Nobel Ceremony
November 24, 2010
As the day of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony draws near, Freedom House is circulating a petition that urges China to release imprisoned winner Liu Xiaobo to receive the award. Should the Chinese government refuse to do so, we appeal to them to at least allow his wife, Liu Xia, or another family member to travel to Oslo to accept the award on his behalf. Preventing the travel of citizens like Liu Xia under any circumstances is a gross violation of fundamental rights, but specifically banning travel to receive the Peace Prize award shows blatant disrespect for the universal values of peace and human rights. To sign the petition, click here.
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