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As the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet, Reporters Without Borders notes that the 2010 recipient, the cyber-dissident Liu Xiaobo, has been languishing in a Chinese prison for nearly seven years. The organization said its urging the international community to put pressure on Beijing to release the citizen journalist.

On the 27th August 2015, Tashi Kyi – a Tibetan mother of four in her mid-fifties – set herself on fire in protest of China’s policies on demolition and relocation of housing. Tashi was described as a “generous Buddhist” who was “devoted to her family”.

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