Nobel Peace Prize winners urge nuclear weapon ban

November 12, 2010 13:42

HIROSHIMA, Japan — The Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace Prize laureates from the last four decades gathered Friday at a hotel a few miles from ground zero of the world's first atomic bomb attack to urge the end of nuclear weapons.

The award winners also focused on the plight of those who couldn't attend the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates — including this year's winner, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's detained pro-democracy activist who won in 1991.Liu Xiaobao "failed to come here. It is very sad," the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who won in 1989, told The Associated Press.

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