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Q: which Nobel Peace Laureate has just died?

A Nobel Peace Laureate has just died, denied the palliative care he wished for, and treated instead by (amongst other things) TCM

 

why is it that people who advocate a peaceful solutions or more democratic humane systems of governments are condemned as 'criminals'?

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Nice rhetorical question. Nothing new here. Jesus of Nazareth was executed in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition.

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Plus, the Peoples Republics have sooooooo many Nobel Laureates.

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" in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition."

 

Ummm???? What???

 

It was used for a  in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition.variety of crimes, and even used for those of low caste (slaves, etc).

 

So, I really don't know what you mean....

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Nice rhetorical question. Nothing new here. Jesus of Nazareth was executed in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition.

LastTargarean:

Plus, the Peoples Republics have sooooooo many Nobel Laureates.

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" in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition."

 

Ummm???? What???

 

It was used for a  in a manner the Romans reserved exclusively for sedition.variety of crimes, and even used for those of low caste (slaves, etc).

 

So, I really don't know what you mean....

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The second Nobel Peace Prize laureate, after Carl von Ossietzky, to die in prison. Carl von Ossietzky died of maltreatment in prison in 1938, under Nazi's imprisonment.

 

Morons who still haven't figured out what PRC is really about deserve the pains and sufferings coming their way.

retiredinchina:

i wonder if his family ever actually got the money from the award, might have helped cover his medical treatments, assuming the PRC would actually let him get the treatment.

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100% on it, they admire nazis here

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earthizen:

@retired My guess is that they let her take the money then extort the last dollar out of her with Liu's medical treatment. Standard mainlander extortion protocol. Anything for money. The wife still is under 24 hours survellience and cannot leave prc.

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@Engl Makes sense with these violent low lives. You know what they call students who get top grades with their gaokau exam?  Learning Bully. Just like North  Korea, these psychos live on bullying others, thinking it makes them unique. PRC is the world's Thug.

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Another Noble Prize, although not a Nobel Peace prize one, died today. 

 

https://mathematics.stanford.edu/people/name/maryam-mirzakhani/

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40617094

 

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

Maryam MirzkhaniImage copyrightCOURTESY OF MARYAM MIRZAKHANIImage captionProf Mirzakhani is seen as an inspiration for young female mathematicians

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US.

The 40-year-old Iranian, a professor at Stanford University, had breast cancer which had spread to her bones.

Nicknamed the "Nobel Prize for Mathematics", the Fields Medal is only awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians under 40.

It was given to Prof Mirzakhani in 2014 for her work on complex geometry and dynamical systems.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Prof Mirzakhani's death caused "great sorrow," state media reported.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said her death was a cause for grief for all Iranians.

"A light was turned off today. It breaks my heart... gone far too soon," US-Iranian scientist Firouz Naderi posted on Instagram.

He added in a subsequent post: "A genius? Yes. But also a daughter, a mother and a wife."

Prof Mirzakhani and her husband, Czech scientist Jan Vondrak, had one daughter.

Some social media users criticised Iranian officials for not using recent images of Prof Mirzakhani which showed her uncovered hair. Iranian women must cover their hair in line with a strict interpretation of Islamic law on modesty.

Iranian official media and politicians used older pictures in their social media tributes, which show her hair covered.

Her receipt of the Fields Medal three years ago ended a long wait for women in the mathematics community for the prize, first established in 1936.

Prof Mirzakhani was also the first Iranian to receive it.

The citation said she had made "striking and highly original contributions to geometry and dynamical systems" and that her most recent work constituted "a major advance".

Prof Dame Frances Kirwan, a member of the medal selection committee from the University of Oxford, said at the time: "I hope that this award will inspire lots more girls and young women, in this country and around the world, to believe in their own abilities and aim to be the Fields Medallists of the future."

 

Blondie_:

respect for a woman who did not let her home country limit her mind and thoughts 

 

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"Nobel Peace Prize laureate SOMEONE passed away today, July 13, 2017. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received the news of his death with regret and great sadness.

SOMEONE received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 for his efforts to implement the fundamental human rights secured in international instruments as well as in the constitution of the People's Republic of China. He was a leading figure in the Chinese democracy movement for almost 30 years. The demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989 took him from an academic life to activism. He was one of the major contributors to Charter 08, the manifesto that pointed out China's obligations to secure fundamental human rights for its citizens. In his famous poem "I have no Enemies", we see a clear expression of his pacific attitude.

By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to SOMEONE the Norwegian Nobel Committee wanted to underscore the fundamental connection between developing democracy and creating and securing peace. Moreover, the Committee found that SOMEONE had contributed to the fraternity of peoples through his non-violent resistance against the oppressive actions of the Communist regime in China.

SOMEONE was not able to attend the Award Ceremony in Oslo in 2010. By then he had already been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment, allegedly for attempting to undermine the current political order. In our view he had not committed any criminal act, but merely exercised his citizen's rights. His trial and imprisonment were unjust.

SOMEONE's absence from the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony was marked by an empty chair. We now have to come to terms with the fact that his chair will forever remain empty. At the same time it is our deep conviction that SOMEONE will remain a powerful symbol for all who fight for freedom, democracy and a better world. He belongs to a heritage of former Nobel laureates such as Carl von Ossietzky, Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrei Sakharov, Lech Walesa, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela and Shirin Ebadi, to mention a few.

At the end of June the news reached us that SOMEONE had been released from prison. He had been transferred to hospital, but was still under guard and held in complete isolation. We find it deeply disturbing that SOMEONE was not transferred to a facility where he could receive adequate medical treatment before he became terminally ill. The Chinese Government bears a heavy responsibility for his premature death.

The news of SOMEONE's serious condition was met in part with silence and belated, hesitant reactions world wide. Eventually the governments of France, Germany, and the USA called for his unconditional release, as did the EU through its foreign policy spokesperson. It is a sad and disturbing fact that the representatives of the free world, who themselves hold democracy and human rights in high regard, are less willing to stand up for those rights for the benefit of others.

In the last days of his life, we had a hope that SOMEONE would be released and safely evacuated for medical treatment abroad. This would have been in accordance with his own wishes and the recommendations of the German and American doctors who were allowed to visit him. While the whole world watched, China chose instead to maintain the isolation of its prisoner.

Today our hearts are filled with gratitude to SOMEONE for his monumental efforts and great sacrifices to advance democracy and human rights. He was truly a prisoner of conscience and he paid the highest possible price for his relentless struggle. We feel confident that his efforts were not in vain. SOMEONE was a representative of ideas that resonate with millions of people all over the world, even in China. These ideas cannot be imprisoned and will never die."

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"The point of these awards (Peace prize) has of course never been to offend anyone. The Nobel Committee’s intention has been to say something about the relationship between human rights, democracy and peace. And it has been important to remind the world that the rights so widely enjoyed today were fought for and won by persons who took great risks."

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the countdown to this thread being removed has begun - for 'hurting China's feelings'

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thanks for the down votes viki - you are a gem 

 

i'd like to think you actually read what i posted, but that would be wishing too much 

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