Chinese Nobel winner dodges call for laureate's freedom
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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#1 Dec 7, 2012
Good for him. Its 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.
#2 Dec 7, 2012
Mo told those critics off.
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