An EU diplomat and diplomats from 10 European countries tried to deliver a letter of congratualtions from EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso to Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo at her home in Beijing. They were prevented from entering by guards. Liu Xia is under house arrest, and her husband remains in jail, where he is serving an 11 year sentence for “incitement to subversion of state power.” The prize was awarded last Friday, then of course it was Columbus Day. Perhaps this week Ambassador Jon Huntsman could drive over and ask to see Liu Xia to deliver President Obama’s congratulations?

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