Thursday, July 13, 2017

Remembering a Courageous Soul: Liu Xiaobo

The empty chair with Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize on it

While in jail, Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. An empty chair was left for him at the ceremony (Source: BBC News)

Admiral Hasley has a famous saying:  There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. .  One ordinary man was Liu Xiaobo who died of Liver Cancer today under Police Guard in China.    He was imprisoned in 2009 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his courage to stand up for human rights and the right of free expression.   We join many around the world in paying tribute to him as we remember him and as we present his Nobel Lecture that he was not able to accept in person:

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