Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 23 October
[Report by Fanny W. Y. Fung: "Lawmakers Take Liu Campaign To World"]
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong are taking the campaign for the release of jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo to the world stage, inviting Nobel Prize laureates from different countries to issue a unified call for his freedom.
The move comes amid diplomatic tension between Beijing and Western nations since the Norwegian Nobel Committee this month announced the award of the peace prize to Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence in Liaoning province for subversion.
Beijing has denounced the …