US News Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

17:55  13 july  2017
17:55  13 july  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies . In 2010, Liu was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his “long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China ”.

Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo , the only Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize while still residing in China , has died at age 61. Liu was the third Nobel laureate to receive the peace prize while under arrest or under house arrest.

FILE PHOTO: A protester holds an image of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway © REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo FILE PHOTO: A protester holds an image of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese Embassy in Oslo, Norway Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has died, the government of the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, where he was being treated for late-stage liver cancer, said on Thursday.

An image of Liu Xiaobo is projected on a hotel in the centre of Oslo following the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony © REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files An image of Liu Xiaobo is projected on a hotel in the centre of Oslo following the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

The Shenyang legal bureau said in a brief statement on its website that Liu had suffered multiple organ failure and efforts to save him had failed.

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Image. Liu Xiaobo , the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died of cancer under guard in a hospital, was mourned in Hong Kong on Thursday.CreditLam Yik Fei for The New York Times.

Pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died in Chinese custody. He was the 1st Chinese citizen to be awarded a Nobel Prize

FILE PHOTO: Undated handout shows Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo © REUTERS/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Undated handout shows Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.

He was recently moved from jail to a hospital in Shenyang.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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