mandag 10. juli 2017

Ailing China dissident Liu seriously ill, Germany upset at filming

A Chinese hospital treating sick dissident Liu Xiaobo offered a bleak prognosis on Monday, saying he is seriously ill, as Germany complained that a German doctor who visited Liu had been filmed without permission.A couple of video clips of Liu have appeared on YouTube. One clip showed Chinese doctors asking whether there was any better treatment possible for Liu, followed by a man, identified in text posted with the video as German doctor Markus Buechler, saying: "I don't think we can do better in Germany."

In another clip, Buechler was seen telling Liu's wife that they considered their invitation a sign that Chinese doctors wanted to do their best to care for Liu. The German embassy in Beijing said in a statement the recordings were made "against the expressed wishes of the German side, which were communicated in writing prior to the visit".