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Liu Xiaobo: China criticized over late dissident's treatment


China is facing international criticism for not allowing its most prominent dissident, Liu Xiaobo, to be treated abroad for terminal liver cancer. The activist, who had been serving an 11-year prison term for "subversion", died in a hospital in China aged 61. Amid tributes for the late campaigner, the Nobel Committee, which gave him the Peace Prize in 2010, said China bore a "heavy responsibility" for his death. Beijing is now being urged to free his wife, poet Liu Xia, from house arrest.

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