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Nobel Peace Prize winner considering retrial

world Updated: Oct 12, 2010 12:40 IST

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The wife and lawyers of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo are considering a possible bid for a retrial over his conviction on subversion charges, one of the attorneys said on Tuesday.

"We are considering asking for a retrial," Liu's lawyer Shang Baojun told AFP.

"Liu Xia (Liu Xiaobo's wife) wants to appeal for a retrial. We are still deciding which way to go about it. If we do it, of course our defence will be based on a plea of not guilty."

Liu was sentenced to 11 years in prison in December last year on subversion charges after co-authoring Charter 08, a bold manifesto calling for political change in communist-ruled China.

He was awarded the Peace Prize on Friday.