China’s Nobel Peace Prize winning dissident Liu Xiabo dies


‘Sixty-one-year-old Liu was the co-author of a document known as “Charter 08” which called for a free, democratic and constitutional state in China. The charter was signed in 2008 by more than 300 Chinese intellectuals. Chinese authorities arrested Liu a year later and sentenced him to 11 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power.” He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia in 2010.

He was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in May and released on medical parole two weeks ago.’


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