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Friday, 14 July 2017

China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at 61


China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, has died at the age of 61. Liu was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.

The Chinese intellectual and activist is the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to die in custody since German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky, the 1935 recipient, who died under surveillance after years confined to Nazi concentration camps.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • He was born on 8 December 1955 in Jilin Province in northeast China.
  • On 13 July 2017, he died of multiple organ failures.
Source- AIR World Service

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