China Places Nobelist’s Wife Under House Arrest
China is none-too-pleased that the Norwegian Nobel Institute awarded its peace prize this year to Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese human rights activist. Xiaobo’s wife was allowed to see him Sunday for about an hour, but the visit cost her. A Chinese human rights group reports that her phone and Internet connection have been cut off, isolating her from both friends and media. Xiaobo is serving an 11-year sentence for “inciting subversion of the state” after circulating a document calling for an end to one-party rule in the nation.


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