The China Post
Date: July 14, 2017
By: The China Post
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen released a statement late Thursday on the death of
Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Liu was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year and released on medical parole just weeks ago from an 11-year sentence for writing a charter promoting democracy. The hospital where he was being held against his will said Thursday night that Liu had died.
Tsai, the leader of the world’s only Chinese-speaking democracy, said she mourned his passing.
“Tonight, together with everyone that cares about human rights in China, we mourn the tragic passing of Liu Xiaobo. I want to pay my highest respects to this tireless advocate for human rights,” Tsai said in a statement that she also posted to Twitter.
“I also wish to express my deepest condolences to his family, particularly Ms. Liu Xia who is currently still under house arrest. [FULL STORY]