BEIJING — A spokesman for the Beijing court that upheld an 11-year
prison sentence for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo denounced the
award Friday in the latest indication that China will ignore
international calls for his release.
The unnamed spokesman for the Beijing Municipal Higher People's Court,
quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency, said giving the peace prize
to Liu was a rude interference in China's judicial sovereignty.
His comments are the latest in a series in China's state-run media
denouncing the peace award and accusing Western countries of trying to
interfere in China's internal affairs.