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Reports: Police Force Wife Of Nobel Prize Winner From Home

BEIJING, China - Police officers close the gate to the home of Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Beijing on Oct. 8, 2010. The imprisoned Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for human rights in China. */KYDPL KYODO hide caption

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This is just full of class. Reuters is reporting that Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has been forced from her home by police.

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner's wife Liu Xia was being forced to leave her home in Beijing by plainclothes police officers Friday, she told Reuters during a phone interview shortly after the prize was awarded.

The officers said they wanted to take Liu to the prison in Jinzhou in the northeastern province of Liaoning, where her husband Liu Xiaobo is being held in an apparent effort to prevent foreign reporters from speaking to her, she said.

"They are forcing me to leave Beijing," said Liu as her brothers packed her bags with plainclothes police waiting for her outside.

"They want me to go to Liaoning to see Xiaobo. They want to distance me from the media," she added.