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Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and political prisoner, dies at 61 in Chinese custody
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Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and political prisoner, dies at 61 in Chinese custody

by firstsource newsJuly 13, 2017

Peace prize winner and democracy activist dies of liver cancer, after spending almost a quarter of his life behind bars in China

China is facing a barrage of international criticism for its treatment of the Nobel laureate and democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo, who died at the age of 61 on Thursday.

Liu, who championed non-violent resistance as a way of overcoming “forceful tyranny”, had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule when he was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in May.

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