Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Activist and Writer, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

By Martin Murphy
Martin Murphy
Martin Murphy
October 8, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland (L) announces the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010, Liu Xiaobo, at the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 8, 2010. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images)
The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland (L) announces the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010, Liu Xiaobo, at the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 8, 2010. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images)

Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese activist and writer, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China," the Oslo-based Nobel committee said in a statement. Liu is currently serving an 11-year prison term.

The official ceremony for the Nobel Laureates will take place in Stockholm on December 10 with a Nobel Prize Medal, Nobel Prize Diploma and document confirming the Nobel Prize amount awarded by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

In Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.

Martin Murphy
Martin Murphy