Is Liu Xiaobo the right choice for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Prior to the announcement, China had warned the Nobel Peace Prize committee not to award the prize to well-known dissident, saying giving him the prize would be against Nobel principles. Mr Liu is serving an 11 year prison sentence for calling for democracy and respect for human rights in China.
Norwegian Nobel Committee president Thorbjoern Jagland said Mr Liu was "the foremost symbol of the wide-ranging struggle for human rights in China". But he admitted that the choice would be controversial.
Who do you think should have won the award? Was the Nobel Committee right to award the prize to Liu Xiaobo? How does the Nobel Peace Prize contribute to world peace?
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