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'China's jailed Nobel Prize winner meets wife'

world Updated: Oct 10, 2010 15:21 IST

The wife of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo met her jailed husband on Sunday, according to a Hong Kong-based human rights group, apparently to inform him he had won the prestigious award.

The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a faxed statement that the two met this afternoon. The statement cited Liu Xiaobo's mother-in-law, whom it identified by her surname Xiang.

Immediately after Liu was announced the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, his wife, Liu Xia told AFP that police were arranging to take her to Liu's prison in northeast China, where she hoped to inform him of the award.

Since then her mobile phone has been switched off and her whereabouts unknown.

The right's group did not say where the meeting took place.

Liu is serving an 11-year jail sentence for subversion at Jinzhou prison in northeast China's Liaoning province.