Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Chinese Dissident, Has Died

Published on 13 Jul 2017, 15:51
On Thursday, Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and writer died from multiple organ failure. He was 61. Xiaobo spent decades fighting one-party rule and working to bring democracy to China — only to spend years behind bars for his efforts. Imprisoned since 2008 for “inciting subversion of state power," Chinese authorities granted Liu medical parole in June so he could receive treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Amid widespread international criticism of the government's refusal to allow Liu to travel abroad for treatment, his doctors in China had said in a statement on June 10 that he was in a critical condition.

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