Activists criticized the move, saying it was orchestrated to prevent the prominent dissident's grave from becoming a place of pilgrimage. In Hong Kong, thousands marched in commemoration of Liu, who died of cancer this week.
A German cancer specialist has been invited to examine Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The terminally ill Nobel laureate had been released from prison two weeks ago on humanitarian grounds.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, an important critic of China's Communist Party, has died after years of imprisonment. He is known for his peaceful fight for democracy.
The ashes of Liu Xiaobo have been buried at sea depriving supporters of a future rallying point. There are reports his widow, Liu Xia, may have been freed from house arrest.
China's most prominent political dissident Liu Xiaobo has died in custody after a battle with liver cancer. The news triggered an outpouring of grief and condemnation for China's treatment of him.
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