Chair For Chinese Nobel Winner Sits Empty At Ceremony04:53
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A chair representing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo sits empty during a ceremony honoring Liu at city hall in Oslo, Norway. At left is Nobel Commitee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland. At right is committee member Kaci Kullman Five. (AP)
A chair representing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo sits empty during a ceremony honoring Liu at city hall in Oslo, Norway. At left is Nobel Commitee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland. At right is committee member Kaci Kullman Five. (AP)

Liu Xiaobo is being honored today in Oslo, Norway, as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner. But the democracy activist is not at the ceremony.  He is in China, serving an 11-year prison sentence on charges of subversion, after he co-wrote a petition calling for broad political reform in the country.

Liu's wife was prohibited from attending the ceremony because she is under house arrest in Beijing. The BBC's Steven Sackhur joins us from Oslo for an update.

This segment aired on December 10, 2010.

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