STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mo Yan, the Chinese winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, on Thursday declined to issue a direct call for the release of jailed compatriot and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
"I have already issued my opinion about this matter," he told a news conference in Stockholm days ahead of the formal award ceremony.
In October, after the award announcement, Mo said he hoped that Liu would achieve his freedom as soon as possible.
He told the news conference on Thursday that the Nobel prize was for literature, not for politics.
(Reporting by Alistair Scrutton; Writing by Patrick Lannin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)
Today's lesson at Yale from #BlackLivesMatter's DeRay Mckesson: 'In Defense of Looting' - twitchy.com
Muslim History vs Western Fantasy: The ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Context | Human Events
Concealed Carrying AF Vet Held Back From Stopping Attack By UCC Staff
Video: “What is it that you’re proposing?”
Hillary Clinton privately babbles about AK-47s in the supermarkets! | RedState
Chilling: Netanyahu Glares at UN Delegates for 45 Seconds for Their 'Deafening Silence' on Iran Deal
Dave Ramsey - On Swimming Pools, Car Payments, and Insurance