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Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel empty chair

© Sara Whyatt
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© Sara Whyatt

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel empty chair

Photograph of an empty chair in transit to the Nobel Prize ceremony held at Oslo City Hall in Norway on 10 December 2010. This chair was sent to the awards ceremony to represent Liu Xiaobo, co-founder and president of the Independent Chinese Centre (2003-07) and the winner of that year’s Nobel Peace Prize, who was imprisoned in Jinzhou prison in North East China at the time and thus prevented from attending the event in person. Xiaobo was bestowed the prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”.

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel empty chair

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Silla vacía del Nobel a Liu Xiaobo

Fotografía de una silla vacía siendo transportada hacia la ceremonia de los Premios Nobel en el Ayntamiento de Oslo, Noruega, el 10 de diciembre de 2010. Esta silla fue enviada para representar en la ceremonia de los Premios a Liu Xiaobo, cofundador y presidente del Centro Chino Independiente (2003-07), y ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz aquél año, que estaba encarcelado en la prisión Jinzhou del Noreste de China en el momento de recibir el Premio y que, por lo tanto, no pudo ser presente a la ceremonia. Recibió el Nobel «por su larga y no-violenta lucha por los derechos humanos fundamentales en China».

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10/12/2010

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Sara Whyatt

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