#LiuXiaoBo , Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died of cancer this evening.
Liu was also a well-known activist striving for democracy in the #communist #China.
Liu was imprisoned twice. During the second imprisonment, he was diagnosed with cancer. He was then sent to a heavily guarded hospital and experts from Germany & USA flew to China to provide medical opinions.
Unfortunately, Liu died on the evening of 13th July. Germany had been offering a helping hand to Liu that the country was willing to take care him at his final stage of cancer. However, such offer was rejected by the Chinese government, which in the end led to his death.
Prior to his diagnosis, Liu's wife had been under heavy surveillance and was grounded inside the living place. It is believed that Liu's wife and brother will continue be grounded.