A year after awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, the committee has turned its eyes to a jailed Chinese dissident and writer. Liu Xiaobo, 54, is the first Chinese citizen to win the Peace Prize and one of three people to have received it while incarcerated, the Times reports. He's currently serving an 11-year term on subversion charges. The Chinese Foreign Ministry calls award a "desecration" of the Peace Prize, and the news is all but blacked out in China, where mobile phone users can't even transmit text messages containing his name (which makes us feel kind of bad for complaining about the HD cable being glitchy).
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