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Her_Majesty 10-08-2010 05:02 AM

Nobel Peace Prize 2010 for Liu Xiaobo
 
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was announced today at 11 am. The winner of the Award is Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace.

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Liu Xiaobo is imprisoned since 2009.

Kenya 10-08-2010 08:45 AM

It's sad that he won't be able to attend the awards ceremony and banquet (because I don't believe China is going to bow to international pressure to free him from prison). I wonder if maybe his wife will accept the award on his behalf?

Does anyone know what happens when/if the recipient can't attend the awards?

Her_Majesty 10-08-2010 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenya (Post 1145300)
(because I don't believe China is going to bow to international pressure to free him from prison).

It's really very unlikely he will be freed... :ermm:

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Originally Posted by Kenya
Does anyone know what happens when/if the recipient can't attend the awards?

I don't know if this ever happened so far...

Lumutqueen 10-08-2010 04:42 PM

He was imprisoned for 11 years and I doubt he's going to be freed to collect a prize which congratulates him for the activity that put him in prison.
There was a section about this on the BBC news this evening and I was quite impressed by what I heard.

RubyPrincess168 10-11-2010 02:22 AM

Congrats to him. I don't think they(China) will allow anyone to accept on Xiaobo's behalf. It sounds like his wife is now under unofficial house arrest.
Chinese Nobel prize winner's wife detained - CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/11/hong.kong.champagne.arrest/'
This shows that it was definately the right choice and that China needs reforms.

RubyPrincess168 10-12-2010 06:28 AM

Jailed China Nobel winner asks wife to collect prize | Reuters

Her_Majesty 10-12-2010 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 (Post 1146538)

Let's see if she'll be able to go to Norway (or out of her house) generally. :ermm: Well, I hope so.

RubyPrincess168 10-12-2010 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 1146540)
Let's see if she'll be able to go to Norway (or out of her house) generally. :ermm: Well, I hope so.

I highly doubt that will happen. I gotta wonder what the Nobel Committee's back-up back-up plan will be.

Princess_Beatrix 10-12-2010 12:46 PM

Xiabobo really deserves the prize and it is a shame how China reacted.

Esmerelda 11-10-2010 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 (Post 1146560)
I highly doubt that will happen. I gotta wonder what the Nobel Committee's back-up back-up plan will be.

My guess is they'll probably hold the ceremony anyway with a documentary on him. It's a shame the Crown Prince couple won't be at the ceremony.

Her_Majesty 12-09-2010 09:42 AM

The ceremony will start tomorrow at 1 pm local time. The Royal couple will attend.
In the evening they will also attend the reception in the Grand Hotel in Oslo.

Lumutqueen 12-09-2010 02:33 PM

Do we know who is collecting the award?

Scandinavian 12-09-2010 07:20 PM

The nobel committee will not give out the medal and diploma. It will be a empty chair in Oslo city hall under the ceremony.

iceflower 12-10-2010 09:36 AM

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King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo,
December 10, 2010. China's rivals welcomed on Friday the awarding of the
Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, while some of Beijing's
allies questioned what they called the politicisation of the annual award.



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fairy tale 12-10-2010 10:20 AM

kongehuset.no - Nobels fredspris 2010
photos and a summary of the ceremony (GoogleTranslation)

Picture 1
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antonieta 12-10-2010 12:43 PM

It´s so weird not seeing the crown prince couple there!

Her_Majesty 12-10-2010 01:52 PM

NRK Gallery: Fredsprisutdelingen 2010 - Nobels fredspris - NRK Nyheter

julliette 12-10-2010 01:53 PM

A video of the ceremony
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

rob2008 12-10-2010 03:40 PM

This particular Nobel ceremony is a wonderful celebration of human rights and freedom of expression - and in the presence of, and under the auspices of, King Harald. What a marvellous celebration of the positive relationship between constitutional monarchy and democratic life. Congratulations and thanks to the The Nobel Peace Committee and the Norwegian hosts for honouring Liu Xiaobo.

Her_Majesty 12-10-2010 05:02 PM

Tonight's banquet: :whistling:

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