fredag 14. juli 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate, dies

International criticism of the Chinese government is mounting following the death of Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights campaigner Liu Xiaobo, Thursday. Liu, who had spent more than a decade behind bars in China for his advocacy of political reform, including taking part in the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, was serving a 11-year prison term for "inciting subversion of state power" when he was diagnosed with late stage liver cancer in May this year.

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