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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Empty chairs in Oslo as Liu Xiaobo is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

In prison for "inciting subversion", Chinese pro-reform campaigner Liu Xiaobo is to miss the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday. He was awarded the 2010 Peace Prize for drafting a document calling for democratic reform in the country. China has been infuriated that the award has been given to a dissident and called on other countries to boycott the event in protest.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Joris ZYLBERMAN , Henry MORTON

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