Mo Yan demands release of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

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Beijing, Oct 13: The Chinese government is under pressure to release Nobel Laureate and dissident writer Liu Xiaobo. Nobel prize winner in literature Chinese author Mo Yan has called for the release of jailed dissident Liu.

"I now hope that he can regain his freedom very soon," Mo told a press conference on Friday, Oct 12 in his hometown of Gaomi in north-eastern Shandong province.

Liu, who was sentenced to prison for 11 years in 2009 after writing a series of articles calling for political reforms and the end of Communist Party rule, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

Author Yan became the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.

China's Communist rulers are trying to force the country's jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate into going into exile by putting pressure on his wife, who is not well, stated a report in BBC.

"Liu Xiaobo will not agree to leave China as that would lead to his voice being marginalised," says a source.

It was exactly two years ago when Liu Xiaobo, a soft-spoken academic, won the Peace Prize for his calls for peaceful political reform in China.

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