China’s Jailed Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Released After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

The international community has been calling for his release for years.

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Date: 2017/06/26
By: Agence France-Presse

China’s jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being

Photo Credit: Kin Cheung / AP Photo / 達志影像

diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.

Liu, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence to serve, was diagnosed on May 23 and was released days later, said lawyer Mo Shaoping.

The 61-year-old democracy campaigner was being treated at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang.

“He has no special plans. He is just receiving medical treatment for his illness,” Mo said.

The writer was jailed in 2009 for “subversion” after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms.

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