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Peace Nobel Prize, 20 Countries to boycott it - Beijing's closest allies to defect the ceremony

Overt argument between China and the Norwegian Committee: Beijing assigns the Confucius Prize to former Taiwanese President Lian Chen. Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu call for "the unconditional release" of Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia before the ceremony. Articles from The Observer and The New York Times.

Liu Xiaobo refuses China's offer - release in turn of "confession"

Firm opposition of the dissident to the regime. One week before the ceremony Beijing doesn't allow artist Ai Wei Wei and economist Mao Yushi to leave the Country to prevent them from receiving the prize. In Oslo an empty chair will represent Liu Xiaobo.

The outrageous aid to villains - from Himmler's daughter

In the Italian daily La Stampa the story of Gudrun Himmler, daughter to the Nazi official, who runs the organization "Stille Hilfe" (Silent assistance) set up to protect the Third Reich criminals. Now the group seeks to prevent from the extradition of Klaas Carel Faber, former SS who slaughtered civilians as a retaliation against the Resistance.

Young people struggle for democracy - first video message by Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals to the young generations for the first time since her release in a video. The Burmese activist dwelled about new technologies, which allow to "learn from the new thinking, to learn from those who have spent the years that I have spent in detention out in the free world, seeing what is going on".

How to prevent genocide - Samantha Power explains US policy

The High Officer for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the United States Samantha Power described the operational guidelines of her Country against genocide: a fresh strategic commitment, an adequate organizational structure and the systematization of prevention.

The Tashchiyan family - Crimean Armenians between the Holocaust and communism

An Armenian couple mindful of the genocide undergone rescued a Jewish family during World War II, and has hence been honoured by Yad Vashem.

Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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