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Calls to free Chinese Nobel winner Liu

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Activists on Tuesday urged democracies to speak out for the release of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, fearing that pressure on Beijing has eased two years after he won the Nobel peace prize. 

The empty chair with a diploma and medal that should have been awarded to Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo stands in Oslo City Hall in 2010. Activists on Tuesday urged democracies to speak out for the release of Chinese dissident Liu, fearing that pressure on Beijing has eased two years after he won the Nobel peace prize.

Around 30 supporters rallied outside the White House, carrying Liu's picture and holding a symbolic meal in his honor, with no food or wine served as a way to highlight the absence of the dissident and his wife Liu Xia, who is under house arrest.

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