Shimla (Oct 8): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has urged the Chinese authorities for immediate release of detained writer Liu Xiaobo who is declared this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. Dalai Lama, a 1989 Nobel peace prize winner congratulated Liu for getting the coveted prize. He further added, “Awarding Nobel peace prize to Liu is the international community’s recognition of the increasing voices among the Chinese people who want to push China towards political, legal and constitutional reforms.”
Liu is currently serving an 11-year-prison sentence on charges of inciting subversion of state power in China. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced in Oslo that Liu was unanimously chosen for his long-standing struggle for human rights in China.
“I have been personally moved as well as encouraged by the efforts of hundreds of Chinese intellectuals and concerned citizens, including Liu, in signing the Charter 08, which calls for democracy and freedom in China. I believe in the years ahead, future generations of Chinese will be able to enjoy the fruit of the efforts that the current Chinese citizens are making towards responsible governance,” said the Septuagenarian Tibetan leader.
Edited by Akhilesh