Tienchi Liao: An empty chair for Liu xiaobo on the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

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liu-xiaobo-nobel-prizeTo Chair Woman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Mrs. Kaci Kullmann

Former Chairman
Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland

Dear Mrs. Kullmann,
Dear Mr. Jagland,

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mr. Liu Xiaobo is still kept in prison in China, he is serving his 11 years imprisonment and will not be released till 2020.

We the undersigned, mostly are students of the the vocational school of Kempen, Germany, plead you to place an empty chair for Mr. Liu Xiaobo on the stage during this year’s ceremony in Oslo on December 10, just like what the Committee did at 2010’s ceremony, when Liu Xiaobo was absent on that day.

With this gesture, you will remind the world that the laureate of 2010 is still suffering under the political persecution.

Thank you very much in advance

Sincerely yours

Tienchi Martin-Liao
(President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center)