Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wife of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Under House Arrest

Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has been placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities.

Her detention took place after she was permitted to visit her husband in prison. It was during this visit that she informed him of his Nobel win.

Other Chinese dissidents have also placed under house arrest since the Nobel Committee's announcement on Friday.

Zhang Yu of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre sums it up succinctly when he states that China's response to Liu's win is "predictable and stupid."

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