Jailed Chinese Nobel laureate meets with wife


BEIJING – The wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo met her husband Sunday and reportedly told him of his award, a rights group said.

Liu Xia met her husband after being taken to Jinzhou in China’s northeast where Li Xiaobo is imprisoned, Hong Kong media reported, citing the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy which had made contact with Liu Xia’s mother.

There had been concern for the whereabouts of Liu Xia after police escorted her from her Beijing home late Friday. She could not be reached by mobile phone over the weekend.

Liu Xiaobo, a prominent writer and one of China’s leading dissidents, is serving an 11-year sentence for subversion after being arrested in December 2008 for his part in writing the Charter 08 for democratic reform.

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