Nobel Prize will help secure Liu`s release: Wife
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Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 20:19
Washington: The wife of 2010 Noble Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo on Friday said that the prestigious award would help in securing the release of her husband from China.

"I hope that the international community will take this opportunity to call on the Chinese government to press for my husband's release," Liu Xia said in a statement.

As the Committee recognised, China's new status in the world comes with increased responsibility and China should embrace this responsibility, have pride in his selection, and release him from prison, Liu said.

"I am grateful to the Nobel Committee for selecting my husband, Liu Xiaobo, to be the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

It is a true honour for him and one for which I know he would say he is not worthy," she said.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond M Tutu, and so many others who courageously nominated him for the Prize, Liu said.


First Published: Friday, October 08, 2010, 20:19

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