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China's jailed Nobel peace laureate calls for more attention to lesser-known activists

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7 2012 photo shows 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo holding a doll in a detail of a photograph by his wife, Chinese artist Liu Xia on display at during a preview of "The Silent Strength of Liu Xia" exhibit at The Italian Academy in Columbia University in New York. The jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend that he hopes the world could pay more attention to lesser known Chinese activists. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7 2012 photo shows 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo holding a doll in a detail of a photograph by his wife, Chinese artist Liu Xia on display at during a preview of "The Silent Strength of Liu Xia" exhibit at The Italian Academy in Columbia University in New York. The jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend that he hopes the world could pay more attention to lesser known Chinese activists. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, Chinese poet and novelist Liao Yiwu revisits the earthquake damaged Gu Temple in Jiezi town of Sichuan Province. Liao, who received a message from Imprisoned Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and posted it Thursday on Facebook, did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year jail sentence for inciting state subversion, but Liu's friends have said the message is genuine. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    FILE - In this June 6, 2008 file photo, Chinese poet and novelist Liao Yiwu revisits the earthquake damaged Gu Temple in Jiezi town of Sichuan Province. Liao, who received a message from Imprisoned Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and posted it Thursday on Facebook, did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year jail sentence for inciting state subversion, but Liu's friends have said the message is genuine. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)  (The Associated Press)

The jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend that he is relatively healthy but wants the world to pay more attention to other Chinese activists.

"The aura around me is enough already. I hope the world can pay more attention to other victims who are not well known, or not known at all," said a message sent by Liu to dissident Liao Yiwu, who lives in exile in Germany.

Liao, who posted the message Thursday on Facebook, did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year jail sentence for inciting state subversion, but Liu's friends say the message is genuine.

While in prison, Liu was awarded the Peace Nobel Prize in 2010 for his calls for political reforms.