Kashag’s Press Statement on Liu Xiaobo Winning This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

The Kashag would like to extend its sincere congratulations to Mr Liu Xiaobo for being awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The whole of China should be proud of this singular honour bestowed on one of her sons.

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize that is conferred on Mr Liu Xiaobo is the international community’s recognition of the outstanding contributions Mr Liu Xiaobo has made to the advancement of freedom and personal liberties in China. His involvement in organizing Charter 08, which calls for freedom and democracy in China, is an act of unparalleled courage and sacrifice. His support for the Tibet cause and the Middle-Way policy is well known to everyone.
We Tibetans pray that Mr Liu Xiaobo will be able to receive the well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize in person on December 10.
Prof Samdhong Rinpoche
Kalon Tripa
8 October 2010
Dharamsala