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2008-10-23 09:00:13

Chinese political activist Hu Jia won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the parliament announced Thursday. "By awarding the Sakharov Prize to Hu Jia, the European Parliament firmly and resolutely acknowledges the daily struggle for freedom of all Chinese human rights defenders," European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering said in a news release issued from Strasbourg, France. Hu, a prominent human rights activist and Chinese dissident, has spoken out on...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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