Taiwan urges China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/26
By: Miao Tsung-han and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) Taiwan urged China on Monday to set free 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu

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Xiaobo (劉曉波) as soon as possible in the wake of media reports that Liu is on medical parole for treatment of late-stage liver cancer.

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) also urged China to ensure the right of family members of detained Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) to visit him in China. Lee has been detained since March.

“The MAC has been concerned about mainland Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s latest situation, hoping that he will get good medical attention so his family members can feel comfort,” the MAC said.

It also called on China to show greater tolerance toward Chinese people who use peaceful means to call for political reform and democratic development, instead of violating their basic human rights with threats of indiscriminate lawsuits and heavy sentences.    [FULL  STORY]

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