Thursday, July 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Laureate, Dies After Cancer Battle

China's most prominent political prisoner, the Nobel laureate and pro-democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, has died aged 61, officials said Thursday.

He was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" but was moved to a hospital in May because he was suffering advanced-stage liver cancer. 

It was there that officials said in a brief statement that Liu had suffered multiple organ failure and efforts to save him had failed, according to Reuters and The Associated Press.  

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