Death of Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo Dies of Liver Cancer

(Xinhua News Agency, July 13, 2017. Complete text:) Shenyang - Liu Xiaobo, convicted of subversion of state power in 2009, died of multiple organ failure due to liver cancer Thursday [July 13] after medical treatment failed, according to the justice bureau of Shenyang, Liaoning Province. He was 61.

Liu was sentenced to eleven years in prison on Dec. 23, 2009 for inciting subversion of state power by the First Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing. While serving his jail term, Liu was found to have liver cancer and was later released on medical parole.

The First Hospital of China Medical University said Liu was admitted on June 7, 2017. He was diagnosed with liver cancer and the tumor had spread to other organs.

The hospital called on China’s top-rated cancer experts to treat Liu. Doctors from the US and Germany were also invited. However, Liu’s conditions continued to deteriorate. He was sent to the Intensive Care Unit on July 10 but died three days later of multiple organ failure after treatment failed.

Hospital Tried Best in Treatment of Liu Xiaobo, Says Doctor

(Xinhua News Agency, July 14, 2017. Complete text:) Shenyang - The hospital where Liu Xiaobo received medical treatment has done its best to save his life, his main doctor Liu Yunpeng said here.

"Since the day Liu Xiaobo was admitted, the hospital has made every effort in his treatment," said Doctor Liu, of the First Hospital of China Medical University, at a press conference late Thursday [July 13] night.

Well-known experts from China as well as Germany and the US were also invited for joint consultations, said Liu, director of the medical oncology department of the hospital based in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province in northeast China.

During the treatment, doctors with the hospital ...

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