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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Breaking News: China's most prominent political prisoner has died

Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was 61.

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, died on Thursday. He was 61.

The bureau of justice of Shenyang, the city in northeast China where Liu Xiaobo was being treated for cancer, announced on its website that Mr. Liu died on Thursday July 13.

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