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Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61 after losing battle to cancer

China’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo Died On Thursday Aged 61 After Losing A Battle With Cancer, Authorities Said, More Than A Month After He Was Transferred To A Hospital From Prison.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 13 Jul 2017, 07:35:14 PM
Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies of cancer at 61 (Image: PTI)

Shenyang (China):

China’s Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday aged 61 after losing a battle with cancer, authorities said, more than a month after he was transferred to a hospital from prison.

The legal bureau in the northeastern city of Shenyang, where he had been hospitalised, confirmed his death in a statement.

Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. He was incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning. On 26 June 2017, he was granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

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First Published : 13 Jul 2017, 07:33:00 PM