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China bears responsibility for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's death: Nobel committee
July 13, 2017 / 2:19 PM / 4 months ago

China bears responsibility for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's death: Nobel committee

OSLO (Reuters) - The Chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize, said on Thursday.

Pro-democracy activists mourn the death of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, outside China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

“We find it deeply disturbing that Liu Xiaobo was not transferred to a facility where he could receive adequate medical treatment before he became terminally ill,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen.

“The Chinese Government bears a heavy responsibility for his premature death,” she told Reuters in an emailed statement.

Reporting by Gwladys Fouche; Editing by Gareth Jones

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