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October 11, 2008

Two Chinese activists nominated for Nobel Prize

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 12:45 am
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Finland’s ex-president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East.

The award however drew some criticism for not highlighting China’s crackdown in Tibet and on human rights activists.

Speculation had focused on using the prize to honor the 60th anniversary of the signing of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights by singling out dissidents in China, Russia and Vietnam, overshadowed the decision.

“It is an opportunity missed to change the world for the better by encouraging reform in China,” said Edward McMillan-Scott, a British member of the European Parliament and founder of its Democracy and Human Rights Instrument.

He had nominated Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and AIDS and environmental activist Hu Jia for the prestigious prize, two of the 197 nominations that were received by the Feb. 1 deadline.

“I am aware that there was intense diplomatic pressure from Beijing after widespread reports — welcomed worldwide — that Chinese dissidents were being nominated,” McMillan-Scott said.

On Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry suggested that it hopes Chinese human rights activists will not win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying the award should go to the “right people.”

Heres a BBC article about Hu Jia, Gao Zhisheng and how their being recognized freaks the CCP out.

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  2. I regret that the much neglected language, Esperanto did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. At least nine British MP’s nominated this global language, for the Prize.

    Within a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now placed within the top 100 languages, out of 6,000 worldwide according to the CIA factbook. It is the 17th most used language by Wikipedia, and it is in active use by Facebook and Skype.

    Solid arguments for Esperanto can be seen on the Youtube video, by Professor Piron, a former translator at the United Nations.

    If you have time please check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LV9XU

    Comment by Brian Barker — October 11, 2008 @ 8:22 pm | Reply


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