The weekend newspapers in Australia reported that Liu Xiaobo, had won the Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly he has been in prison since December.
It is reported on the ABC's website that his wife, Liu Xia was going to visit him and tell him, but the reports are that she is now unable to be contacted. There are reports too of extra ordinary security surrounding the prison in Jinzhou, in the north east province of Liaoning.
Of course, the fact that this Chinese dissident has won the Nobel Peace Prize is of great embarrassment to the Chinese government, and all reports of this award have been censored so that the ordinary Chinese will not know of this award to one of their own.
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