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His Holiness Joins Nobel Laureates' Call to Free Liu Xiaobo

October 29, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
October 26, 2010

Dharamshala -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama is
among the 15 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who
signed a letter urging G-20 to ask China to
release human rights advocate and Nobel Peace
Laureate Liu Xiaobo from imprisonment.

"The Chinese government’s release of Dr. Liu
would be an extraordinary recognition of the
remarkable transformation China has undergone in
recent decades," said a letter initiated by
Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape
Town, signed by 15 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates,
and sent to the leaders of the G-20 on 25 October.

We strongly and respectfully urge that your
respective governments request the Chinese
government immediately release Liu Xiaobo's wife
Liu Xia from house arrest and enable her to
communicate freely with whomever she wishes, the letter noted.

"In addition, as part of the upcoming G-20
Summit, each of you will see Chinese President Hu
Jintao in Seoul, South Korea on November 10-11.
The Summit provides time and opportunity to
address Dr. Liu's imprisonment. We strongly urge
you to personally impress upon Chinese President
Hu Jintao that the release of Dr. Liu would not
only be welcome, but is necessary,” it said.

Other signatories were Carlos Filipe Ximenes
Belo, Jimmy Carter, F.W. de Klerk, Shirin Ebadi,
John Hume, Mairead Maguire, Wangari Maathai,
David Trimble, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Lech Walesa,
Elie Wiesel, Betty Williams and Jody Williams.
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