New Chinese Nobel Laureate Calls For Fellow Nobel Winner's Freedom -

10/12/2012 12:48 pm ET | Updated Dec 12, 2012

BEIJING -- Mo Yan, the new Nobel laureate who has strenuously avoided antagonizing the Communist Party during much of his career, stepped into a political minefield on Friday by calling for the release of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned writer and fellow Nobel winner who is serving an 11-year sentence for subversion.