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Dec 9, 2010 @ 2:00:00 pm

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony will take place tomorrow (you can watch a live webcast here), but the honoree—Chinese activist and author Liu Xiabo—remains in prison. A group of protesters have delivered an open letter to the Chinese embassy in Oslo calling for Liu’s release. The letter reads, in part: “During the two months since the announcement of the prize in early October, the Chinese government has not only held Liu Xiaobo in prison and confined his wife, Liu Xia, to house arrest; it also has sharply escalated its use of tactics like detention, house arrest, mandatory interrogations, and raids on homes to intimidate other Chinese citizens.”