As we remember the 2010 Nobel Prize ceremony and the now iconic empty chair highlighting the Laureate's absence, we must continue to grow our diverse and coordinated international coalition to demand the immediate release of Liu Xiaobo.
Two years ago today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the imprisoned Chinese intellectual and democracy activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo. As we mark this anniversary, the international community must address the ongoing repression of rights in China.
In the past few years as the Nobel has gone to environmentalists, political activists, and public office holders, it is refreshing, encouraging, and about time that the prize once again has gone to a human rights advocate.
I can't think of anyone more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than Liu Xiaobo, a courageous man whose belief in democracy and freedom has the power to shake one of the largest countries in the world to its core.