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Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel prize while in jail, dies at 61

Even as he faced death because of liver cancer, he was kept silenced and under guard in a hospital

Pro-democracy activists mourn Mr Liu's death outside China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Chinese activists and international groups saw Mr Liu as a fearless advocate of peaceful democratic change.


LIU Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989 to protect protesters from encroaching soldiers, promoted a pro-democracy charter that brought him an 11-year prison sentence and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2010 while locked away,

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