Some stories are tough not to notice, and Liu Xiaobo’s saga is definitely one of them. Brave enough to stand up to the Chinese regime, Liu has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize… only he won’t be able to attend the ceremony. He is imprisoned for telling the truth.
A good treatment of Liu’s plight may be found on the NPR website. Here is a blip:
The country detained hundreds of other dissidents — including Liu’s wife — and warned other countries of potential repercussions if they sent representatives to the ceremony in Norway. China also blocked access to the websites of the BBC, Norway’s NRK and other news organizations ahead of the ceremony.
My prayer is that Liu Xiaobo finds peace, even in his suffering… and that we all get a taste of the courage he has shown. Good choice, Nobel judges. Thank you.