December 28, 2009
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Saddened by Liu Xiaobo’s Prison Sentence[Monday, 28 December 2009, 4:25 p.m.]

Liu Xiaobo/File picture

I am saddened by the Chinese Government sentencing Liu Xiaobo, a well-known Chinese writer, to a 11-year jail term.By
forcefully sentencing Liu Xiaobo, and others like him, who use freedom
of expression to publicly articulate their opinions, the Chinese
Authorities have not only violated the binding principles of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the freedom of
expression mentioned in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of
China.I urge the Chinese Government to release, as soon as
possible, Liu Xiaobo and other political prisoners who were jailed
because of exercising freedom of expression. I offer my regards and prayers to Mr. Liu Xiaobo, his wife and other family members.The Dalai LamaDecember  28, 2009

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