torsdag 13. juli 2017

Hospital: Jailed Nobel laureate’s condition life threatening

Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s condition is life threatening with multiple organ failure and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said. Liu, who has advanced liver cancer, is suffering from respiratory and renal failure as well as septic shock, the First Hospital of China Medical University said on its website Wednesday. The hospital said doctors informed Liu’s family of the need for a tracheostomy to keep him alive, but they declined. Liu and his family, who are being closely guarded in the hospital, could not immediately be reached for comment.