China’s ailing Nobel laureate dies

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Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday of terminal cancer at a hospital in the country’s north, authorities said.

Liu died at the age of 61 after spending almost nine years in prison, Efe news reported.

In 2009, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for inciting subversion, after Liu helped pen a political manifesto urging the Communist regime to initiate democratic reforms.

In 2010 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism in favour of democracy in China.

–IANS

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