Chinese Nobel winner dodges call for laureate's freedom

Dec 6, 2012 Full story: Reuters

A flustered Mo Yan, the Chinese winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, steered clear of human rights issues and refused on Thursday to back a petition by fellow laureates for jailed compatriot and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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Chengdu, China

#1 Dec 7, 2012
Good for him. Itís an award for literary achievements, not a soap box. Had Nobel wished to make an issue out of human rights, democracy terrorism or whatever then he would surely have put up a prize.

Shenzhen, China

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Mo told those critics off.

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