Ex-president Havel praises Nobel Peace Prize for Liu

Former Czech president Vaclav Havel on Friday welcomed the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, whom he praised as an "active citizen." Mr. Havel championed him for the award in recognition of his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. When last December, Liu was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for “subversion”, Vaclav Havel a former dissident playwright who also spent years in communist prisons, staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Prague.