Chinese dissident and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Price Liu Xiaobo has died after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer. The 61-year-old democracy advocate had not been permitted to travel for medical treatment.
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.
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's condition has worsened, hospital officials have said. Beijing won't allow the Nobel laureate to be treated abroad. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a "signal of humanity."
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.
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