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Nobel laureate Mo Yan refuses to call for Liu Xiaobo release

Published torsdag 6 december 2012 kl 14.49
Literature laureate Mo Yan. Photo: Peter Lydén/SCANPIX

Nobel Literature laureate Mo Yan refused to make another call for the release of fellow Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo at a press conference in Stockholm Thursday, saying he had already said what he has to say on the issue.

Dissident Liu won the Nobel Peace prize in 2010, but is serving an eleven-year prison sentence, and his wife is under house arrest.

Mo Yan told the media, "I have already issued my opinion about this matter, I have said this prize is about literature. Not for politics", news agency Reuters reports.