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Fellow Chinese Dissidents Bash Nobel Prize Frontrunner

Claim jailed Liu Xiaobo too soft on communists

(Newser) - Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is seen as one of the frontrunners for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, but he’s drawing opposition from an unusual quarter: other Chinese dissidents. A group of 14 overseas dissidents wrote a letter to the Nobel committee calling Liu an “unsuitable” laureate,... More »

A Few Other Nobel Candidates

Tireless campaigners for human rights, long-suffering Chinese dissidents among those passed over

(Newser) - President Obama himself said he was not sure he deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Weekly Standard seems to agree. Mary Katherine Ham invites you to consider some of the luminaries who were passed over:
  • Sima Samar: A Afghan women’s rights activist who kept her schools—
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