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Liu Xiaobo (pronunciation: [ljǒʊ ɕjɑ̀ʊpɔ́]; born 28 December 1955) is a Cheenese literary critic, professor, an human richts activist who cawed for democratic reforms an the end o ane-pairty rule in Cheenae.[1] He is currently incarceratit as a political prisoner in Cheenae.

He haes served as Preses o the Independent Cheenese PEN Center since 2003. On 8 December 2008, Liu wis detained in response tae his participation wi Charter 08. He wis formally arrestit on 23 Juin 2009, on suspicion o "incitin subversion o state pouer."[2][3] He wis tried on the same chairges on 23 December 2009,[4] an sentenced tae eleiven years' imprisonment an twa years' deprivation o political richts on 25 December 2009.[5]

Durin his 4t prison term, he wis awardit the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, for "his lang an non-violent struggle for fundamental human richts in Cheenae."[6][7][8]

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  1. Biography of Liu Xiaobo. Encyclopedia Britannica. 2010. 
  2. Benjamin Kang Lim, China's top dissident arrested for subversion, Reuters, 24 Juin 2009.
  3. "刘晓波因涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权罪被依法逮捕" (Liu Xiaobo Formally Arrested on 'Suspicion of Inciting Subversion of State Power' Charges), China Review News, 24 June 2009.
  4. Canghai [沧海], "刘晓波案闪电移送法院 律师两次前往未能会见" [Liu Xiaobo's Case Quickly Escalated to the Court; Lawyers Twice Try to Meet with Liu to No Avail], Canyu [参与], 11 December 2009.[deid airtin]
  5. Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court, Criminal Verdict no. (2009) yi zhong xing chu zi 3901, unofficial English translation in Human Rights in China, "International Community Speaks Out on Liu Xiaobo Verdict," 30 December 2009.
  6. "The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 - Prize Announcement", nobelprize.org, 8 October 2010 
  7. "劉曉波獲諾貝爾和平獎 (Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize)", RTHK, 8 October 2010 
  8. McKinnon, Mark. "Liu Xiaobo could win the Nobel Peace Prize, and he’d be the last to know". The Globe and Mail. 7 October 2010. 'Ms. Liu said her husband had been told by his lawyer during a recent visit that he had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but he would be shocked if he won, she said. “I think he would definitely find it hard to believe. He never thought of being nominated, he never mentioned any awards. For so many years, he has been calling for people to back the Tiananmen Mothers (a support group formed by parents of students killed in the 1989 demonstrations)..”'