Liu Xiaobo: China's mild-mannered political firebrand
Despite being one of China's most famous political dissidents, Liu Xiaobo has rarely struck those who know him as a firebrand. His mild manners and gentle voice belie his conviction for his cause -- improving human rights in China. "I feel that, in a dictatorship, if you want to be a person with dignity, if you want to be an honest person, you must fight for human rights and fight for freedom of speech," the writer and activist said in an interview in 2007. "Going to prison is part of that, and I have nothing to complain about."