Friday, 20 July, 2018

'Gandhi-style' Liu Xiaobo dies of advanced liver cancer

'Gandhi-style' Liu Xiaobo dies of advanced liver cancer 'Gandhi-style' Liu Xiaobo dies of advanced liver cancer
Debra Rodriguez | 15 July, 2017, 01:38

The First Hospital of China Medical University where China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on July 13. He was released on medical parole upon diagnosis of liver cancer. He was moved from his cell to a guarded bed at the First Hospital of China Medical University, where he was barred from speaking out or going overseas for treatment.

However, Cohen said he feared Beijing's persecution of the dissident's wife, Liu Xia, would continue as it fought to prevent her becoming a symbol of political resistance and freedom of expression. History will remember him, be it in life or in death.

Photo Some users posted images of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, site of the 1989 protests in which Mr. Liu participated.

China responded by lodging "stern representations" with countries that made remarks about Liu Xiaobo, including the United States, expressing its firm opposition, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing.

Friends and relatives of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo said on Friday they had not been able to contact his widow Liu Xia despite mounting worldwide calls for her to be allowed to leave the country.

Global tributes poured in for a "hero" of democracy while human rights groups accused the government of "cruelty". At the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2010, he was represented by an empty chair.

Second right: Liu with other demonstrators at the Tianenmen Square, Beijing in 1989. "We are here, with Xiaobo".

As he passed "peacefully", his final words to his wife, poet Liu Xia, and other relatives were "live on well", media reported.

On Thursday, the Nobel Committee said Beijing bore a heavy responsibility for Liu's death. His love, courage and strength will never die'.

He urged China to lift restrictions on Liu Xia's movements and communications and added, "She and her brother, Liu Hui, should immediately be allowed to leave for Germany or another country of their choice if they wish to".

The newspaper had tweeted a since-deleted message in Chinese on Sina Weibo - Twitter's equivalent in China - mocking the worldwide reactions to Liu's death: "The person's gone but a blockbuster tear-jerker is just on - we'll sit back and enjoy the show".

"Despite the imprisonment and separation from the wife he adored that could have fueled anger and bitterness, Liu Xiaobo declared that he had no hatred for those who pursued and prosecuted him", Zeid said.

Upon his release in early 1991, he continued to call for political reforms and was sentenced to three years in a labor camp from 1996 to 1999.

Doctor Liu Yunpeng blamed the discrepancy on the high volume of patients: "I'm not sure if our medical staff can keep such a clear record of who they all are".

World leaders hailed Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo as a courageous fighter for human rights after his death on Thursday following a battle with cancer. The Chinese government reacted by briefly suspending trade with Norway.

The overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) network called on the global community to turn the focus of their campaign to Liu Xia. Even if the White House were to reject the bill again, the Trump administration could use it as leverage to secure the free movement of Liu's widow, Liu Xia.

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas tweeted: "Liu Xiaobo is dead. He cried. He felt it was hard to deal with", she said.

Even the most obscure homages to Liu on Weibo were removed.

Amid growing worldwide pressure, the Chinese government last week allowed a team of German and American specialists to visit the dying Liu. -China relationship, but instead chose to praise Chinese President Xi Jinping as a "great leader", a "very talented man" and a "very good man".

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