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China urged to release Nobel laureate

Release of Nobel winner urged

A U.N. panel of independent legal experts is demanding that China immediately free Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife and pay them "adequate" compensation. In opinions released on Monday, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said China is violating international law. The U.S. government backed the opinions. Liu, winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, was arrested in December 2008 and sentenced in December 2009 to 11 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power." A prominent intellectual and democracy activist, he has called for an end to one-party rule in China. His wife, Liu Xia, is under house arrest.

To party or not

The Princeton Review on Monday issued its annual list of the nation's top party schools and top stone-cold sober schools, based on a survey of 122,000 students.

Party schools

1. Ohio University

2. University of Georgia

3. University of Mississippi

4. University of Iowa

5. University of California at Santa Barbara

8. Florida State University

9. University of Florida

Sober schools

1. Brigham Young University

2. Wheaton College in Illinois

3. Wesleyan College in Georgia

4. U.S. Coast Guard Academy

5. U.S. Military Academy

China urged to release Nobel laureate 08/01/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 9:52pm]
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